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If you are admitted on the same day of your surgery you will be contacted by the Same Day Centre the day before your surgery between 10.00am and 6.00pm. If you are being admitted for a cardiac procedure, you will be telephoned after 3.00pm. If you are unable to be contacted the day before your surgery please call the Same Day Centre on 02 8382 7560 between 3.00pm and 6.00pm.
Once arriving at hospital on the day of your surgery, the receptionist at the front desk will direct you to the admission area. Following your admission to the Hospital, you will be taken to the Same Day Centre lounge which adjoins the Operating Suite on Level 5. You will be taken to your room after your operation or procedure.
In the Same Day Centre you will be prepared for your surgery or procedure by the nursing staff. Your anaesthetist may also undertake an anaesthetic consultation whilst you are waiting.
If you need to make transport arrangements eg, Veterans Affairs, please advise your doctor’s secretary.
Your luggage will be locked away in the Same Day Centre on your arrival and delivered to your room throughout the afternoon. Please be aware that you may arrive before your luggage has been delivered.
Following your surgery you will be taken to your allocated room.
If an overnight stay has NOT been indicated by your doctor, you will be discharged from the Same Day Centre once you have been able to meet our discharge criteria.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Same Day Centre operates under a ‘no escort, no procedure’ policy. Failure to provide details and have a responsible adult to collect you at the Same day Centre and take you home will result in your procedure being postponed to a day when you are able to provide an escort.