Our friendly receptionists Georgina and Astrid will be your first contact at Liverpool Day Surgery. They will be able to assist you to complete necessary paperwork and answer any questions you may have about your admission. They will also be able to assist you in completing health fund claim forms and answer any questions you may have about your account.
Our admission nurse’s will greet you in the reception lounge and escort you to the admissions area. It will be necessary to change into a theatre gown for your surgery and the nursing staff will assist you if necessary. In the admissions room you will have your weight, blood pressure and pulse measured and your BSL if you are a diabetic. Your Anaesthetist will also visit you here and go through your medical history with you. If you have any concerns about your anaestetic the Anaesthetist will be happy to discuss them with you.
Our 4 state of the art operating theatres are fully equipped to meet the needs of your procedure. We are well equipped with the latest instrumentation and innovations. We have experienced theatre nurses who are specialists in the fields of surgery we perform.
The Anaesthetist, Surgeon and nurses form part of the team that will care for you as you have your surgery. Please feel free to ask the nurses or Doctor’s any questions you may have prior to your surgery. We aim to make your surgery as stress free as possible but the operating theatres can be an intimidating place. Please be assured that the array of equipment and staff are there for your safety.
Our modern 23 bed Recovery Room is staffed by highly skilled registered and enrolled nurses. Together with the Anaesthetist they will ensure that your recovery from surgery is completed safely.
Once awake, you will rest comfortably in bed. Vital signs such as blood pressure and pulse will be regularly assessed.
Following some light refreshments, you will be assisted to dress and move to our second stage Recovery area where you will be re-united with your family and discharge instructions will be given when your are fully alert and orientated.
You will be advised that after a General Anaesthetic or IV Sedation you should not drive or operate machinery, sign important documents or make important decisions for at least 24 hours following your procedure.
Any questions that you may have will be answered and you will see your specialist before being discharged.