When you are placed on a surgical waiting list and depending on the type of surgery you are having, you may be required to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic.
What we do
The aim of this clinic is to make you ready for surgery by completing all tests and clinical reviews on the same day.
As this clinic is very comprehensive, you need to allow 3-4 hours for attendance. This may vary depending on the type of surgery you are having and the extent of tests required.
What to expect
During your appointment, you will most likely see:
- a nurse - to take your vital signs (for example your blood pressure and pulse)
- an anaesthethist - to discuss the anaesthetic process on the day, what to expect, concerns or queries
- a pharmacist - to discuss your current medication regime and what you should do prior to surgery
- a doctor - to go over the operation, what to expect, your stay in hospital, concerns or queries
Depending on the type of surgery you are having, you may also see allied health professionals such as a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or dietitian.
Further tests, such as bloods tests and x-rays, may also be completed on the day.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
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