The Surgical Ambulatory Unit
Modern technological advances and medical techniques have changed the way many illnesses and injuries are diagnosed and treated. Lasers, specialised scopes, microsurgical instruments, and sophisticated radiologic equipment make it possible for many diagnostic and surgical procedures to be performed on an outpatient or same day basis.
Our skilled professional staff, including nurses specialising in surgery, post-anaesthesia care and ambulatory surgery, will work as a team with your physician and anaesthesiologist to individualise your care and recovery programmme. Our goal is to make your visit to our hospital as easy and convenient as possible.
On Your Surgery Day
- You will check in at Admitting Services in the Emergency Department where you will be given a computer (billing) form and a set of labels.
- When you get to the Surgical Ambulatory Unit you will be interviewed by a nurse, then you will be taken into the patient area for a series of checks and assessments in preparation for surgery.
- The anaesthesiologist will meet with you prior to your procedure. You will have an opportunity to discuss the type of anaesthesia you will receive and ask any questions you may have.
- You will be taken from the unit to the Operating Room.
If waiting family need news or updates, please give us a call at 441-239-2055 ext. 1651 or ext. 1649.
Following Your Surgery
- You will be taken to the post-anaesthesia care unit to recover from the anaesthesia before returning to the Surgical Ambulatory Unit. After you return to Surgical Ambulatory Unit, you will receive a light snack and hot or cold beverage when you are able to tolerate food. Please do not bring food to the Surgical Ambulatory Unit.
- Your discharge time will depend on the time, type and length of your surgery and the time you need to recover.
- When you are able to be discharged home, a staff member will call your transportation.
Once You Are Home
After you are discharged, rest and recuperate in the comfort of your home. Our Surgical Ambulatory staff will contact you within 24 hours to follow up on your progress. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (441) 239-2056, if you have questions.
Day of Surgery Reminders
- Please have a responsible adult transport you to and from the hospital on the day of your surgery. For patients who are minors or adults needing assistance, parents or guardian must remain on the hospital grounds until patient is discharged.
- Please do NOT wear make-up, nail polish or any jewelry when you arrive for your procedure.
- Please plan to leave dentures, partial plates, contact lenses and eyeglasses with a family member or friend during your procedure.
- Please wear loose-fitting clothing such as a jogging or warm-up suit for your comfort after your procedure.
- Please inform a nurse if your teeth are capped or if you have any loose teeth.
- Please do not bring any money, credit cards, jewelry or other valuables.
- Please bring your inhaler(s) or other medications as specified during your pre-admission testing.