Before your visit
Prior to your admission to Grace Hospital you will need to discuss your procedure with your doctor. Here are some questions you should ask:
- Are there any special preparations required (such as fasting before the procedure)
- Can you continue with regular or natural medications?
Patient Admission Form.
This form needs to be completed as soon as possible to prevent delays on the day. You can complete this form online, or you can use the one included in your Folder and post it to Grace Hospital in the envelope provided. It is important that the hospital has this relevant documentation prior to your admission.
You will also be required to give informed consent to your surgery in consultation with your surgeon. That means you will sign on the admission form (on page 5) that you have been told about the surgery and any possible complications and that you agree to the surgery as written on the form. If you have not discussed this with your surgeon prior to admission, then you should not sign this part of the form until you have spoken to your surgeon after admission.
Arrangements should be made for someone to drive you home from hospital and ensure you have plenty of help at home while you recuperate.
Hospital contact prior to surgery
We endeavour to contact every patient by text, email or telephone prior to surgery to advise date and time of admission. We will not post any information to you.
You should receive a PRELIMINARY text or email notification 5 days prior to your surgery and a CONFIRMED text, email or phone message 2 days prior. If for some reason there is a change to your confirmed admission then you will be contacted by phone only.
Should we require any further information prior to your admission we will phone you.
Prior to your surgery you may also be contacted by nursing staff to carry out a pre-admission check. This may be as simple as a phone call or may require a visit to us depending on the complexity of your surgery. Be sure to supply all your current contact details on your documentation so we can get in touch.
The phone call is also your opportunity to discuss with the nurse any medical problems or other concerns such as your current medications and what to bring for your stay. Should you require any additional cultural or spiritual support please inform us.
If you haven’t heard from the hospital a few days prior to surgery or you have any issues or questions, please contact us on 07 578 4004.