General admission

While each Nexus Hospital is different, our standard of care is the same. If you are having a day surgery procedure, here’s what to expect.

  • What to bring
    • Make sure you fill out the paperwork your surgeon has given you, and bring a copy with you on your day of surgery
    • Please bring your Medicare and Private Health Insurance Fund card, as you will need to make any gap payment on the day of surgery
    • Make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing
    • You will need to organise a relative or carer who can bring you home from the hospital, and stay with you overnight
  •  What not to bring
    • Please leave all valuables at home
    • Do not wear jewellery, make-up or nail polish
    • Do not wear perfume or aftershave
  • Admission
    • Once you have signed in, a nurse will come to collect you
    • If there is any delay, you will be kept well informed
  • Preparation for surgery
    • Before surgery you will be asked a series of questions to check we have all the details we need
    • We will clearly explain what will happen next
    • If required, you will then change into a surgical gown, and be taken to a bed
    • Your anaesthetist will meet with you and answer any questions
  • After surgery
    • You will need a relative or carer to drive you home after your procedure. We are not able to send you home after your procedure without one.
    • No matter how simple your procedure is, you also need someone to stay with you overnight after having an anaesthetic