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Information for Day Patients of The Memorial Hospital
Your admission to hospital is arranged by your doctor and an admission pack will be provided to you. The admission form should be completed and returned to the hospital as soon as possible.
Please feel free to bring in your child's favourite food, there are microwave facilities in the ward.
If your child requires formula milk you will also need to bring this with you.
Please be aware that the inpatient children's facility may include a 4 bed shared area and we ask that you and your family be sensitive to the fasting requirements of other children.
You can go into theatre with your child until they are asleep.
Your surgeon will advise you of the arrangements to see your anaesthetist.
Please follow your doctors instructions in regards to fasting and smoking.
Sandwiches and drinks are provided upon recovery. Please advise if you have special dietary needs.
Dress sensibly, be comfortable, avoid high heels, make-up or nail polish.
Please leave your jewellery at home.
You will not need sleeping attire but may like to bring your own dressing gown. Depending on the procedure, cotton only briefs may be worn.
Please bring with you any prescribed medication in its original packaging and give it to the ward staff upon admission.
Your medication will be given to you by the nursing staff as ordered by your doctor.
Any unused medication will be returned to you upon discharge. Please ask your doctor if you should take your regular medication on the morning of surgery. In the interest of safety, please do not keep any medication in your locker or on your person.
Patients are strongly advised not to bring valuables, jewellery or excessive sums of money to hospital. The hospital does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal property. A secure facility is available on request.