ophthalmic day surgery established on 1st
all Health Funds and DVA
advanced cataract surgery
the Australian Council on Health Care Standards
Day of Surgery
The nurse will advise the
• Your arrival time
• Your fasting times
• Transport and parking
• The length of time you can
expect to be at Berwick Surgicentre
• Your post-operative care
• Any previous illnesses and
• Any allergies to food or
• Any special dietary
• Who is taking you home and
staying with you on the night of your surgery This is an
opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about your
admission and the post-operative care that you will need.
This call will take approx. 10 minutes. On the day of your
• Shower or bath at home—you may
use deodorant, but do not use talcum powder, face creams,
make-up, perfumes or after shave.
• You may wear your wedding
ring, but leave all other jewellery at home.
• Wear comfortable clothing as
you may have to change into a hospital gown.
• It is important to continue
all your normal medications unless your doctor has
instructed you other-wise.
• Bring all medications in
original containers with you
• If you have diabetes or are
taking blood thinning medication, you will need to discuss
the management of your medications with your surgeon and
On your arrival at Berwick
Surgicentre Our reception staff will confirm your admission
details and accept payment for any out of pocket expenses.