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Your doctor will make a booking and inform you of your admission time.
Please arrive at the time your doctor has arranged. You do not need to confirm your booking or admission time with the Mater.
You will need to fast for your anaesthetic.
Please follow your doctor's instructions regarding specific preparation and fasting instructions.
Shower before you come to the hospital, use minimal make-up and, for comfort following your procedure, wear loose clothing.
Report to the Day Surgery Unit on Level 2 of the Hospital.
Please do not bring cash, jewellery or valuables of any kind. The Mater cannot be responsible for any valuables or missing items.
On the day of your endoscopy/colonoscopy, Nursing Staff will complete your admission with you and ensure you are ready. You may have one support person with you during this stage. You will then be transferred to the Endoscopy Suite for your procedure.
After your procedure you will be transferred to the Stage 1 Recovery Area, and our nursing staff will SMS your support person to let them know you have arrived safely in Recovery.
In the interest of your recovery, comfort, privacy and to reduce noise levels, we have restricted access to loved ones and carers in our Recovery areas. (Exceptions - children under 14 or patients with special needs.)
Nursing staff will contact your support person by phone when you are ready to be discharged home from our Stage 2/3 Recovery Areas.
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