Westmead Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

General Information for Day Only Patients

Day Surgery admissions have been specifically designed with a short stay in mind. However, if the need arises for you to remain in hospital overnight, you will be transferred to a suitable ward. We ask that you set aside the whole day for your admission.

For all surgeries please go to main reception on the ground floor. You will then be directed to our Day of Surgery Admission Unit for your admission.

With the exception of paediatric patients who may be accompanied by one parent of guardian, relatives and friends will be asked to leave you once admitted to the Day of Surgery Admission Unit. The admitting nurse will inform them of an approximate time for discharge and collection.

Please ensure you arrange for a suitable adult to collect you on discharge and to care for you for 24 hours after your surgery.

Post Surgery

After your procedure you will be taken to the recovery area. During this time, our nursing staff will continually monitor your progress and comfort. Your length of stay in the recovery area will depend on your operative procedure. Usually patients are discharged between two and four hours after treatment.

After You Get Home

Depending on the surgery performed, some patients may experience certain sensations including: pain, nausea, sore throat, muscle pain, disturbed ability to concentrate. If you experience any other problems immediately following surgery please call the hospital on (02) 8837 9000. Should your symptoms persist beyond 24 hours, or you have any concerns please contact your doctor immediately, or the hospital after hours.

Day surgery patient information