- Our receptionist will conduct an admission and routine check
- After registration, you will be asked to change into a comfortable patient gown
- Lockers are available in the changing room for you to store your personal belongings in
- Your nurse will answer any questions you may have while preparing you for your surgery
Immediately after your surgery, you will be taken to the recovery area where our professionally trained staff of nurses will monitor your progress. Recovery time varies according to each individual and the nature of the surgery.
We strongly recommend that you make arrangements for an adult, such as a family member or friend, to drive or accompany you in a taxi home after surgery. We also advise you to have an adult stay with you during the first 24 hours after surgery to assist you with your normal, daily activities.
Recovery at Home
Before you are discharged, your doctor or a nurse will give you specific post-operative instructions to aid your quick recovery.
Surgery for Young Children
At Mount Elizabeth, we take extra care so everyone has a positive experience at our hospitals, especially with our youngest patients. As young children may be anxious about their surgery, we allow and encourage you or your partner to stay with your child for as much of the process as possible.
Once your child has been admitted for surgery, you will have to wait in the reception area. However, you can rejoin your child in the recovery bay after surgery, and stay with them until they are discharged.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight for morning surgery
- Do not eat or drink anything after 7am for afternoon surgery
- Do not wear any make-up
- Remove any nail polish
- Do shower on the day of admission and put on clean clothes
- Wear loose-fitting garments that are comfortable and easy to remove