Admission to Hospital

The hospital will advise you of your admission time and fasting instructions after 4.30pm the day prior to your surgery. As a general rule:

  • AM Surgery: Nothing to eat or drink (not even water) from midnight the night before your surgery.

  • PM Surgery: Nothing to eat or drink (not even water) from 7am on the day of your surgery.

You may take your usual medications (not diabetic or blood-thinning medications) at 6am with a sip of water and this will not affect your fasting time.

You need to bring a list of all your current medications and all relevant Xrays/scans with you to the hospital when you are admitted.

Discharge from Hospital

Depending on your procedure and initial recovery, you may be discharged from hospital on the same day or following day(s).

You are not allowed to drive for 24 hours following an anaesthetic so please make arrangements for someone to drive you home.

Upon discharge, you will be given the following:

  • A script for relevant medication that needs to be taken.
  • A post-operative instruction sheet.
  • Arrangements for your post-operative consultation in the rooms.

If there are any enquiries, please contact Dr Joseph’s rooms on 02 9565 5514.