Information about what to bring and when to arrive.
You will receive a phone call from the hospital 2-3 days before surgery, to confirm your admission time. If you’re unable to arrive on time, please call us on 04 569 7555 as soon as possible.
On arrival, check in at reception. If you are staying at the hospital you will be shown to your room where you can unpack your things. The nursing staff will deal with your pre-operative details, ECG (if required), post-operative expectations, exercises, and history taking.
The nurse will ask you about any allergies you have such as unusual reactions to drugs or antibiotics and skin sensitivities (such as to sticking plaster). The anaesthetist will assess you at this stage also.
You will usually be admitted 1 hour before your operation.