The inpatient surgical service provides comprehensive care delivered by a skilled team of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, respiratory therapists, social workers, utilization co-ordinators, pastoral care and other support staff.
The service promotes an interdisciplinary learning environment, often teaching a variety of students from medical residency, nursing, respiratory, physiotherapy and ambulance programs. These students are enrolled from a variety of university and colleges throughout the community, region and province.
We work closely with our community partners to ensure that services we provide are meeting the needs of the community and organization. Through the planning and providing of both preoperative and postoperative assessments, patients will have a positive outcome.
Pre-Admit Clinic Prepares You For Surgery
The Pre-Admit Clinic plays a key role in preparing you for your surgery. Elective surgical procedures are scheduled through the hospital’s Operating Room Booking Office, which works closely with the Pre-Admit Clinic to make your experience as smooth as possible.
Prior to your surgery, the Pre-Admit Clinic will call you for an appointment to discuss your preparations for surgery. The nurse gathers your surgical and medical history, advises you on what medications to take or avoid prior to surgery, schedules necessary x-ray or lab tests, and reviews what you can expect on the day of your surgery.
You will be asked by the Pre-Admit Clinic to bring the following items to your appointment:
If you arrive late, miss your appointment or do not bring the necessary information for your appointment, it will be rescheduled and this may cause the surgery date to be rescheduled as well.
You must call 759-3623 (Day Surgery) between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day prior to your surgery to advise you of the time of your procedure, the time you should arrive at SAH, and where you should report.
Tips on Preparing for Surgery
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