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
- Your Medicare card, and where relevant your Health Insurance membership card, Veterans’ Affairs card, and/or your Pensioner Concession card
- Your credit card or mobile phone for any out of pocket expenses and a small amount of cash if required
- 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
- 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
It’s natural to feel anxious if your child is undergoing surgery, and we will do everything we can to make your family comfortable and relaxed. It’s a good idea to bring:
- Your child’s pyjamas
- Their favourite toy, story book or activity
- A change of clothes and underwear
We will invite one parent or carer into the recovery room to be with your child after surgery. Only you know who the right person is, so please consider this carefully.
- 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
Our commitment to child safety
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, and this is entrenched in the way we train our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously, and consistent with our robust child safety policies and procedures.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
Our organisation is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.
Our organisation has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
Our organisations are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.
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