Please ensure you have the following with you on admission:
On arrival you should go directly to the Reception counter on Level 2.
We plan to admit you as close as possible to your procedure time. However to enable staff to prepare you adequately for your procedure there may be a waiting time between your admission and procedure time.
On admission, the nursing staff will interview you to complete your admission and administer any medication if required.
You will then be shown to the admissions area where the Anaesthesist will see you prior to your procedure.
Please ensure you advise the Admission Nurse when they contact you if you have any special needs such as specific dietary requirements, any Treatment Limiting Orders or Advanced Care Directives.
Our staff will ensure the special needs of your child are met. A favourite toy or teddy bear may help your child to feel more comfortable.
A parent or guardian must remain with the child in the waiting room and will then be invited to rejoin their child after surgery in the recovery room, once they are settled.
We cannot allow you to have other children with you during these times. If available, a second adult is a good idea for the journey home, as your child may still require your comfort.
A pre-operative visit to Vista Day Surgery can be arranged so that your child may feel more familiar with the surroundings.