If you are having surgery you are not allowed to have food or fluids (including water) for a specified period of time. You will be contacted by our staff the day before your surgery, to let you know how long you will need to fast for.
You should not drink alcohol for 24 hours prior to surgery, or 24 hours following your procedure.
Take your essential morning medication with minimal water unless otherwise instructed by your Doctor (e.g. Diabetic Medication). If you are unsure, please discuss this with your Doctor prior to your admission date. Bring any medication that you are advised to take whilst in the post-surgery recovery period.
Have a shower and wash/dry your hair
Wear loose, comfortable clothing preferably with buttons at the front with a loose neckline
Do NOT wear jewellery, make-up or nail polish
If you wear a hearing aid, please leave it in place
Your Medicare card, health insurance card or pension card
Money to pay for your surgery as per your quote
Please advise our staff of any special dietary requirements or requests you may have prior to your admission.
Please do not bring valuables or jewellery with you to hospital. The Miami Day Hospital does not accept responsibility or liability for the loss or damage of items brought to the hospital.
On your admission to Miami Day Hospital you will undergo assessment by the nursing staff. This is done to ensure that you receive the best possible care and outcome.
The discharge process begins upon admission to the Miami Day Hospital. It is essential that you have a nominated relative or carer to accompany you home following your procedure. We recommend that this person stays with you for at least 24 hours after surgery. If you have undergone an anaesthetic, you are NOT allowed to operate a vehicle for at least 24 hours following your procedure.
You will be provided with written discharge instructions at the time of your discharge from the day hospital.