After your procedure it may take you some time to wake up. We will monitor you in Recovery until you are awake and alert enough to be able to get home safely.
We give you written post-operative instructions about what to expect after your procedure. This includes information about pain relief, dressings, wound care and suture removal and resuming activity. You will usually be given a follow-up appointment with your doctor.
You will need someone to drive you home and to stay with you on the first postoperative night.
A Registered Nurse will call you the next day to make sure you are alright and answer any questions that you have.
Who should you call if there are problems?
You will be given a follow-up appointment with your treating Doctor. If you have problems and need help (or just advice) try to contact your treating Doctor first. If you can’t reach them, call your General Practitioner or the Emergency Department at your nearest Public hospital.
There is no Emergency Department at Bendigo Day Surgery or at St John of God Hospital Bendigo.
In an Emergency RING 000 and ask for an Ambulance