What is your payment information?
- At your consultation appointment you will be given a descriptive broken down quotation stating what payments you will need to pay on the day of your surgery
- If you are in health fund and have dental cover you can claim some back for Dr. MacMillan’s fee
- Anaesthetist fees can be claimed from your health fund and/or Medicare
- We accept cash or cheques and EFTPOS facilities are available
- Please note there are no HICAPS facilities
- All payments are due prior to the day of surgery
Do I need to prepare for my surgery?
The reception staff will give you all your surgery information at your consultation appointment, which will entail everything you need to know including fasting details. Surgery is performed at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital or Eye Tech Day Surgeries. Please note that you may have additional special requirements. Please confirm your particular instructions with Dr MacMillan or his staff.
Where do I park in the city?
Parking is available at Secure Parking - 140 Elizabeth St or the Myer Centre - 86 Elizabeth St. Rates are considerably cheaper if you book online before arriving in the city.
Will I be able to talk to my doctor on the day of my procedure?
Yes. All patients will be able to talk to the surgeon and the anaesthetist before their surgery so any questions or queries can be answered before your surgery.
Can my carer sit with me until I go into theatre and be with me when I wake up?
Your carer is able to sit with you when you go into the pre-admission room, but when you wake up we will contact your carer and they will be able to see you when we take you through to second stage recovery.
How long will I be in the day surgery for?
This all depends on the type of anaesthesia given. Generally speaking you will be in the Day Surgery for about 4-5 hours.
Can I drive myself home if I feel well enough?No. It is illegal to drive home after your operation.
In the first 24 hours after your operation, you are advised not to:
- Drive a vehicle (driving under the influence of a drug is a criminal offence punishable by Law)
- Operate complex machinery
- Sign any legal documentation
- Make any important decisions
- Consume alcohol
- Return to school/work (you will be advised when you may safely return to your normal routine)
What time will I need to be picked up by my carer?
We can’t give you an accurate discharge time. However, a member of our nursing staff will call your nominated relative or friend approximately 30 minutes before you are ready to be discharged.
Do I need to have a special diet or anything different when I return home?
The nursing staff will give you written instructions to take home, but depending on the surgery received, a soft diet for a week is recommended and there are certain foods that must be avoided which will be explained to patients by the nursing staff.
What is the Privacy Statement about?
In accordance with the Privacy Act we are unable to collect and use your personal information without your permission. We will ask you to indicate whether or not you consent to your personal information being used for various purposes such as:
- The Hospital’s Quality Improvement activities - this helps us to evaluate and improve our services.
- Training and Education - for our staff
- Informing your next of kin of the outcome and your treatment if necessary.