Tel:   03 97689210

serving the SouthEast and Gippsland

INSURED PATIENTS  

with hospital cover

Berwick Eye Centre and Surgicentre is a

  • Dedicated ophthalmic day surgery established on 1st  March  2000
  • Registered with all Health Funds and DVA
  • Specialising in advanced cataract surgery
  • Accredited with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards


Day of Surgery

 

The nurse will advise the following:

 • Your arrival time

 • Your fasting times

 • Transport and parking arrangements

 • The length of time you can expect to be at Berwick Surgicentre

 • Your post-operative care

 • Any previous illnesses and operations

 • Any allergies to food or medicines

 • Any special dietary requirements

 • 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 surgery

 • 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 anaesthetist.

On your arrival at Berwick Surgicentre Our reception staff will confirm your admission details and accept payment for any out of pocket expenses. .

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