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After your surgery

​After your operation you will spend time in the recovery area of Operating Theatres. If you are having a day only procedure you will return to the Surgical Admission Centre after your surgery. If you require an overnight stay you may be transferred to a surgical ward for ongoing care.

Staff will discuss post-operative care required before you are discharged from hospital. If you have any questions or concerns or are unclear about any part of your care please speak to our staff prior to your discharge from hospital.

Going home

Within 24 hours after having an anaesthetic you must NOT:

  • Drive a motor vehicle
  • Drink alcohol
  • Operate heavy machinery
  • Sign important documents.

It is important that you make transport arrangements before you come to hospital. If you have had a day only procedure it is advisable that someone stay at home with you overnight.

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