There are four different hospital admission routes for patients receiving services from the anaesthesia department. The process varies depending on the route by which you will be admitted the hospital:
- Emergency patients & Elective Patients admitted overnight before surgery: These patients will be visited pre-operatively in the hospital by a member of the anaesthesiology team rostered to anaesthetise you for your surgery.
- Day of Surgery Admission (DOSA) patients & Day Case Patients: These patients undergo Preoperative Assessment several days to weeks before surgery either over the telephone or else in person at the nurse-led Preoperative Assessment clinic located beside the hospital Day Ward (1st floor). Once reviewed by the Preoperative Assessment nurses and passed fit for surgery this group of patients will be informed by the hospitals Admissions Office of a date for their surgery. Day Case patients come in on the morning of their surgery and are discharged after surgery the same day. DOSA patients are admitted on the morning of their surgery and remain in the hospital overnight postoperatively.