After your procedure you will be taken to the recovery area. During this time, our nursing staff will continually monitor your progress and comfort. Your length of stay in the recovery area will depend on your operative procedure. Usually patients are discharged between two and four hours after treatment.
Before you leave the Hospital, our staff will give you full instructions about dressings, medications and follow-up appointments.
Please stop at Reception in the main foyer to be discharged and to finalise your account. If you have a general anaesthetic you will be unable to drive home, so please make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home.
For the first 24 hours, it is important if you have been given any form of sedation that you DO NOT:
- Drive a car
- Drink alcohol
If you are taking regular medications you should discuss this with your doctor.
After you get home
Depending on the surgery performed, some patients may experience certain sensations including: pain, nausea, sore throat, muscle pain, disturbed ability to concentrate. If you experience any problems when you go home following your surgery please call your doctor or the hospital after hours.