Day Patient Information

  • Phone Seymour Health on 03 5793 6100 AFTER 1.00pm the day before your planned admission to confirm your arrival time
  • Please be aware that you are required to present at the time advised to you
  • There may be a delay between your admission time and the actual time of your procedure. This is necessary to allow time for the Anaesthetist to visit you and to ensure all appropriate paperwork is in order and tests completed prior to Theatre.

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, it is essential that you phone Seymour Health and your Surgeon's rooms as soon as possible.  This will enable us to reschedule the Theatre list and offer your place to another patient.

How to prepare for a day procedure?

  • Do not smoke for at least 24 hours before an operation or procedure
  • For morning scheduled procedures or operations do not eat or drink after midnight the night before - you may have a sip of water with your tablets
  • For afternoon scheduled  procedures or operations do not eat or drink after 6.00am - you may have water only until 9.00am.  You may have a light breakfast of tea/coffee and toast (no cereal), but no later than 7am and then no further food or drink AT ALL.
  • If you are a diabetic please follow instructions given at the Pre-Admission Clinic
  • Have a bath or shower and wear comfortable street clothes
  • Remove all body piercings
  • Do not wear powder, perfume, make up, nail polish or aftershave
  • Long hair must be tied back - no clips or clasps
  • Contact lenses - bring container and soaking solution
  • Hearing aids - bring storage container
  • Valuables including jewellery should be left at home
  • To assist nursing staff, please only have ONE person telephone to make enquiries about you and advise that person to allow at least four hours after your scheduled admission time before telephoning
  • Please organise for a family member or friend to drive you home from hospital as it is illegal for you to drive or operate machinery or make major/legal decisions within 24 hours after administration of an anaesthetic or sedation

On the day of your procedure, please bring the following items

  • Doctor referral letters
  • X-rays and other test results
  • Current medications in their original packaging
  • Telephone numbers of two family members or friends who can be contacted if necessary

If at any time you have questions or would like to discuss preparations, please feel free to contact us