For an elective surgery or procedure, once your doctor decides you need to be admitted to the hospital, you must have following
On the Day of Admission
If surgery or a procedure is required, a nurse will explain any preparations that need to be done beforehand and will talk with you about what to expect before and after the procedure or surgery. The nurse will be happy to answer any questions.If your surgery is being done on an emergency basis, through the outpatient clinic or through emergency services, an admission deposit based on the anticipated procedure cost and your estimated length of stay will be required.On the day of your admission, you may want to ask your driver to drop you off at the main entrance of the hospital before parking in the visitors’ parking area. Please go directly to the inpatient admissions counter in the main entry lobby area. One of our public relations assistants will help you with the admission process. If you will be undergoing surgery, you will be asked to give your written consent prior to the procedure. A parent or guardian must sign consent forms for minors. For elective surgery or procedures, the deposit should be made at this time.You will be given an identification bracelet with your name and medical record number. Once all your paperwork is complete, you will be escorted to the area where you and your “attendant bystander” will be staying.If surgery or a procedure is required, a nurse will explain any preparations that need to be done beforehand and will talk with you about what to expect before and after the procedure or surgery. The nurse will be happy to answer any questions.Many surgical procedures require a stay of one or more days in the ICU following surgery, after which, the patient will be assigned a different bed than the one occupied by him/her prior to surgery.Therefore, it is important for you to arrange to remove all personal belongings from that room or ward when you are transferred to the surgical theatre.