Patient Information

Patient Information

Information detailing your procedure will have been supplied to you on consult. Please read all the information carefully as it outlines your procedure, any preparation needed, also any potential risks, and the expected outcomes. Please also refer to the checklist below.

Pre-Admission

Pre-Admission is a very important part of your medical care at Oxford Day Surgery. If you have not completed our Hospital pre-admission form on consult then please either follow the below link or collect and fill-in a paper copy that can be brought in with you on the day of surgery.

https://www.preadmit.com.au/Patient/oxforddaysurgery/default.aspx

On Admission

On arrival could you please have the following information ready for your admission:

  • Personal/Next of Kin details
  • Medicare Card
  • Funding details (e.g. DVA, Private health insurance, WorkCover or self-funding)
  • Benefit details (e.g. pharmacy benefit card or pension card)

Procedure times

  • You will be asked to arrive 30 minutes before your procedure time in order to complete the admission process.
  • In the event of delays, we ask for your understanding. Where delays occur, our staff commit to keeping you updated.
  • Prepare to be at Oxford Day Surgery for three to six hrs.
  • Bring music or a book to keep you entertained (you will be allocated a small locker for when you’re in surgery)
  • Eat a decent breakfast as all procedures are performed under local anesthetic.
  • Snacks and beverages are provided for you throughout your stay.

If you have any queries or concerns please feel free to contact our friendly staff on 08 6147 2600 (select option 1)

Checklist for minor surgery

  • Check time, date and address for Oxford Day Surgery.
  • Discuss your travel arrangements to and from surgery with us – we have parking available if you require it
  • Continue your normal meals and medication unless instructed not to
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Wash your hair, remove makeup and jewellery
  • Do not wear contact lenses (if they are the type that requires removal at night time)
  • Bring medications that would normally be due to take
  • Leave jewellery and valuables at home
  • Prepare to be away for roughly an hour – wear loose, button-up clothing for easy-undress
  • Inform us if you are on aspirin, Astrix, Cardiprin, Warfarin, Plavix, Iscover, Assasantin, Dipyridamole, or any other blood thinner.
  • Prepare for when you get home – make sure you have any necessary pain relief on hand, and be prepared to miss a certain period of work (we’ll give you a medical certificate).

Checklist for Mohs surgery

  • Check time, date and address for Oxford Day Surgery.
  • Do not drive yourself in for surgery if you can help it.
  • Plan travel arrangements to and from surgery – parking is available if required. We recommend country patients stay the night in Perth.
  • Prepare for a week off work (we’ll provide medical certificates)
  • Bring medications that would normally be due to take
  • Wear fresh comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Wash your hair, remove makeup and jewellery
  • Do not wear contact lenses (if they are the type that requires removal at night time)
  • Leave jewellery and valuables at home
  • Prepare to be at Oxford Day Surgery between 3 to 6 hrs. Bring music or a book to keep you entertained (you will be allocated a small locker for when you’re in surgery)
  • Eat a decent breakfast (unless told not to by your doctor)
  • Fill scripts – you will need the medication.