Patient Information:

Patient Information for Bridgewater Day Surgery

Making an appointment:

  • Following consultation with the Specialist, your appointment will be arranged by the Specialist's Receptionist. You will be contacted with the details. You will need to complete a "blue" Bridgewater Day Surgery Admission form with your details, medical history, allergies, current medications and any relevant data relating to your surgery. This form needs to be completed at least 3 days prior to your admission for surgery. The "blue" Brigewater Day Surgery Admission Form can be faxed or mailed to you if required. This "blue" form also has your consent form for surgery which your Specialist will discuss with you prior to signing.

  • Transport:

  • Please arrange transport to and from your surgery appointment as you are NOT permitted to drive following surgery until advised by your Specialist. You can expect to be at Bridgewater Day Surgery for around 3 to 4 hours, so check on arrival about your estimated departure time. It is no trouble to phone or text your transport person when you are ready to leave, just leave contact details with the Bridgewater Day Surgery Receptionist. (see "How to Find Us" for directions).

  • Accounts:

  • Depending on your Health Insurance Policy a prior approval number can be gained before surgery. This means that all you require to do is send the account to the Insurance Company and they will pay according to your policy, any remainder owing on the account to be settled by you.
    If you do not have insurance cover, discuss with the Bridgewater Day Surgery Receptionist your preferred method of payment.
  • Support Person:

  • To be considerate of the other patients we request one support person in the pre-post op waiting area.

    This is our current policy and if you have any problems relating to this please discuss with the Bridgewater Day Surgery Theatre Manager.
  • Medications:

  • Please let your Specialist know and list all your current medications
    (please include vitamins/supplements or alternative medicines you may be taking)
    and any allergies to medicines on the "blue" addmission form.
    Bring with you to your surgery any medicines you may require
    (e.g inhalers, heart medication (nitrolingual), insulin, etc.)
    The specialist will advise you if you need to stop any medications prior to surgery.
    If unsure about this please ring and discuss Specialists Receptionist. Contact Hamilton Eye Clinic.
  • Directions and Parking:

  • Please use the car parks identified as "Eye Patients" parking.

    (see "How to Find Us" for directions and parking.)
  • Food and Drink:

  • Please discuss with your Specialists Receptionist. Contact Hamilton Eye Clinic.

    After surgery a light refreshment is provided. Please specify if any special dietary requirements
    (e.g gluten free, vegetarian, etc.).
  • Discharge Following Surgery:

  • You can expect to recieve a handout with you discharge information and contact numbers, medications (script or actual) and follow-up appointment details.

    You can expect to be at Bridgewater Day Surgery for around 3 to 4 hours
  • If Sedation is used:

    • If sedation is used you must have a responsible adult with you for a least 6 hours post surgery.
    • You must not make any major decisions or sign anything for 24 hours.
    • You must not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours.
  • For some procedures sedation is used.(On these occasions you will be advised.)
  • Property:

  • Please remove all jewellery prior to surgery (We advise that you leave jewllery at home).
    There are small lockers available to lock away valuables (phones, handbags, etc.) if required.