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Instructions regarding your planned hospital admission

Please ensure that you have completed the Hospital Admission Form by:

  1. Completing the 'Patient to Complete' sections on the form.

  2. Completing the Patient Consent (dating, signing and having your signature witnessed where appropriate).

  3. Lodging the Admission Form with the hospital as soon as possible. At least 1 week prior to your procedure.

(Allow 15 minutes to do this as the hospital staff will go over the form with you)

 

St John of God Hospital (Geelong) 03 5226 8888

St John of God Hospital staff will contact you the working day prior to your admission with an admission time.

Epworth Hospital (Geelong) 03 5271 7777

Epworth Hospital staff will contact you the working day prior to your admission with an admission time.

If you have not heard from the hospital by 4pm the working day prior to your procedure, please contact the relevant hospital on the numbers above.

Fasting Instructions

Morning Operation:

Please fast from midnight the previous day. You must have nothing to eat or drink when you get up in the morning.

 

Afternoon Operation:

You may have a light breakfast (cereals, tea and toast) on the day of your operation.  The pre-admission staff from the hospital will inform you what time to start fasting e.g. 7:30am. You must have nothing to eat or drink from this time.

 

If you have any queries regarding these instructions, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate hospital, as it is important these instructions are clearly understood, and forms are correctly completed.