Before surgery

Pre-admission

Your surgeon will confirm the day and time of your procedure and provide you with an information pack. Please read the information provided in this pack carefully and complete the admission form for Forest Road Day Surgery, as well as any other consent forms.

Please return the admission form to us at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled procedure.

If you did not receive an admission form, you can download one below or call us on (02) 9330 6988 to have one posted or emailed to you. Completed forms can be returned to us by:

Post Ground Level, 99A Forest Road, Hurstville NSW 2220

Email admin@forestroadds.com.au

Fax (02) 9580 8624

One of our friendly staff will contact you prior to your surgery to discuss/confirm:

  • Your admission time
  • How long you can expect to be at Forest Road Day Surgery
  • Your current medications
  • Any allergies you may have
  • Any fasting instructions you need to follow
  • Transport arrangements following your procedure
  • Contact details for the person accompanying you home
  • Any out-of-pocket payment required
  • Any other questions you may have about your admission.

Day of surgery

Admission

On the day of your surgery, please arrive on time and report to reception so that we can finalise the necessary paperwork.

We require all accounts to be paid on the day, including any applicable health fund co-payment or excess. Uninsured patients are responsible for the total account. For more information about paying your account, please see the fees section.

Our admission nurse will then begin preparing you for your surgery. They will ask some questions about your general health and medical history, explain what will happen next and then show you to one of our comfortable waiting areas. You will also receive a visit from your anaesthetist and surgeon prior to your procedure.

When your procedure has finished, you will be moved into one of our comfortable recovery bays for monitoring. One of our recovery nurses will contact the person accompanying you home and provide them with an estimated discharge time. Fasting patients will be offered a light snack once they have recovered.

After your surgery

Discharge

Please note that under no circumstances are patients allowed to travel home by themselves.

Once you are fully recovered, you will be handed over into the care of the person taking you home.

The discharge nurse will discuss any care instructions that you need to follow, as well as provide you with a written copy to take home. Please follow all the instructions from your surgeon, including any post-operative medication requirements and dressing instructions.

An appointment time will be provided for a post-operative check at your surgeon’s rooms.

Once you have been discharged, you are allowed to eat and drink as normal.

You may feel slightly drowsy for 24 hours after your surgery. During this time, you are not allowed to drive, operate machinery, consume alcohol or sign any legal documents. If you have young children, arrange for someone else to look after them.

One of our nurses may contact you by phone to check on your progress. If you or your carer has any concerns, please contact us immediately on (02) 9330 6988.

Fees

Patients who require a day surgery procedure can expect to receive three separate accounts:

  • From your surgeon
  • From your anaesthetist
  • From Forest Road Day Surgery.

Patients without private health insurance must settle the full account on the day.

Because we directly bill the health funds, insured patients only need to pay for any applicable co-payment or excess (dependent on your level of cover). We recommend that you contact your private health insurer to check your cover, any waiting periods and any out-of-pocket fees, as these can vary widely. If you require an item number to check whether you are covered, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please note that Medicare does not cover any part of the cost of attending a private day surgery.

We accept cash and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex).

The invoices you receive from your surgeon and anaesthetist must be paid directly to them.

Patient FAQs

Rights & Responsibilities

Forest Road Day Surgery has adopted the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, which is provided to patients to make sure that they are aware of their rights when seeking or receiving services within the Australian health system.

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