If you are taking any medications for your heart, blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis or asthma, please contact your surgeon or the post anesthetic care nurse before coming for your procedure.
It is extremely important that you do not eat or drink anything from midnight until you come to the Hospital. If you do eat or drink before you come to the Hospital your case will be cancelled and rebooked on another day.
Please remove all nail polish, make-up and jewellery before coming to the Hospital. Please leave money and valuables at home but remember to bring your blue hospital card.
On arrival at Renfrew Victoria Hospital reception area, please give your name to the Admissions Clerk who will then direct you to the Day Surgery Unit. Clients under 16 years of age must have a legal guardian present to sign their consent. A parent may stay with their child in the Day Surgery Unit. You will be told by your surgeon or pre-admission nurse what time to arrive.
You will be given a Hospital gown to change into and you will be asked to place your clothing in a designated place.
The nurse will direct you to your bed or chair in the Day Surgery Unit. This unit accommodates both male and female, adult and paediatric clients in an open concept with privacy curtains around each bed.
Your designated driver will be notified shortly before you are discharged to come and drive you home. He/she may park at the front of the Hospital and go to the Admissions Clerk in the reception area who will direct him/her to the Day Surgery Unit.
After your surgery you are not permitted to operate a vehicle for 24 hours as some of the medications you received during your procedure may have been narcotics and these affect you the same way alcohol would. You should have an adult remain with you over night.
A nurse from the Operating Room will be contacting you by telephone within a few days after your procedure. The nurse will endeavour to answer any questions you may have regarding follow-up care, or alternatively, steer you to another resource. Please let us know if we meet your expectations during your day surgery visit, as we value your remarks, and use the information provided to improve care. If you prefer not to be called, please let us know.
If you have any concerns during your stay, please mention them to the nursing staff. Our nurse manager is Cindy McLennan and she is available Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. She can be reached through any of the staff or by phoning 613-432-4851, extension 255.
Should you feel that you have a problem that requires immediate assistance, please telephone your doctor and if he/she is not available then contact the Emergency Department at the Hospital by telephoning 613-432-4851.