The Perioperative and Day Procedure Unit is a specialised area of Ballarat Health Services, Base Hospital. Care is provided to people who are waiting for either a same day surgical procedure or endoscopy.
The patient comes to this Unit to be admitted and prepared for surgery or endoscopy. In this Unit, they are able to wait (dressed in their own clothes) in comfortable chairs, until it is time for them to go to Theatre. They are then changed into a gown and transferred to Theatre.
The Perioperative and Day Procedure staff are also involved in the assessment of patient health status and the commencement of discharge planning, prior to the patient coming in for surgery or endoscopy. This is carried out through pre-admission clinics and patient health questionnaires.
For some types of surgery or procedure, pre-admission appointments are made automatically by the Booking Office. Perioperative and Day Procedure staff may also arrange pre-admission appointments, after reviewing patient health questionnaires.
Admission to the Perioperative and Day Procedure Unit on the day of surgery is standard practice at Ballarat Health Services - Base Hospital.
Perioperative & Day Procedure Unit Reception, Ph: 03 5320 4671 FAX: 03 5320 4847
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