During your time in the admissions lounge, your loved one will be taken into a room to be interviewed by a pre-admission nurse about their physical health.
After this interview has concluded, they will next be taken into a holding bay within the operating theatres by a holding bay nurse or theatre orderly.
After the operation
Recovery – same-day patients
After your loved ones procedure has been completed, they will be taken to the recovery area where they are closely monitored by nursing staff. The time they spend there will be dependent on the type of procedure they have had and how their recovery is progressing.
They may also be reviewed by their surgeon and/or anaesthetist prior to discharge.
When your loved one is ready to be discharged, you will receive a call from a nurse informing you that they are ready to be picked up.
When they are ready to be discharged, you or a chosen support person must accompany them home and stay with them for 24 hours post procedure.
Recovery – overnight patients
After their procedure has been completed, they will also be taken to the recovery area to be closely monitored by nursing staff. Time spent in recovery remains dependent on the type of procedure and how recovery is progressing.
When ready to leave recovery, the patient will be taken to a ward bed and their length of stay will depend on the type of procedure undertaken.