Day Hospital Admission

Preparing for surgery (Local Anaesthetic)
  • Please follow any pre-admission instructions given by your doctor.

  • Discuss your travel arrangements to and from surgery with us – we have parking available

  • Continue your normal meals and medication unless instructed not to

  • Get a good night’s sleep

  • Wash your hair, remove makeup and jewellery

  • Prepare to be admitted for approximately one hour – wear loose, comfortable clothing

  • Inform us if you are on aspirin, Astrix, Cardiprin, Warfarin, Plavix, Iscover, Assasantin, Dipyridamole, or any other blood thinner. We will let you know if you require a pre-treatment blood test or alteration or cessation of these medications

  • Prepare for when you get home – make sure you have any necessary pain relief on hand, and be prepared to miss a certain period of work (where appropriate, we will provide a medical certificate).

Preparing for surgery (Sedation)

Doctors’ Orders

  • Please follow any pre-admission instructions given by your doctor.


  • Take your regular medication on the day of your procedure with a sip of water, unless otherwise instructed.

  • If you are a diabetic please speak to our clinical staff for specific instructions.

  • If you are an asthmatic and use puffers, bring them with you to the hospital.

  • Inform us if you are on aspirin, Astrix, Cardiprin, Warfarin, Plavix, Iscover, Assasantin, Dipyridamole, or any other blood thinner. We will let you know if you require a pre-treatment blood test

What to Wear

  • Loose and comfortable clothing.

  • Shower and wash your hair the day of or before procedure.

  • Do not wear make-up or nail polish.

  • Leave all valuables and jewellery at home – you may wear your wedding ring.


  • Onsite and Street parking is available.

  • Please allow time to find a carpark, especially during busy times.

Relatives, Friends and Carers

  • Relatives, Friends and Carers will not be permitted to stay with you once you are admitted.

  • They may wait in our waiting room. Shopping in the area has become a popular way for relatives and carers to entertain themselves whilst waiting for the patient to be discharged.

  • Or alternatively, we will ring when the patient is ready to go home.

What to Bring

  • Any relevant forms that you may still have for Brighton Day Surgery.

  • Your private health insurance card and medicare card

  • Results of any relevant tests completed prior to admission.

What to expect

  • Our friendly receptionist will finalise your admission and account and any other necessary details, on arrival.

  • Our nursing staff will welcome you into the hospital where you can relax on a comfortable reclining chair.

  • Observations and a medical history will be taken by our nursing staff.

  • Your privacy and confidentiality is retained and respected at all times.

  • Your anaesthetist and surgeon will see you prior to your surgery. You may ask any questions at this point.

  • Prepare for when you get home – make sure you have any necessary pain relief on hand, and be prepared to miss a certain period of work (we’ll give you a medical certificate).


Post Surgery (Local Anaesthetic)

  • A follow up appointment with our nurses will be made prior to your discharge.

  • You will receive post treatment information prior to your discharge.

Post Surgery (Sedation)

  • All procedures require recovery time and this depends on the individual patient. The average stay is approximately 3-4 hours depending on your procedure.

  • Patients are offered light refreshments before leaving the hospital.

  • Following anaesthesia, you are to be accompanied home by a responsible adult and have someone with you on the night of surgery. We also recommend that you are transported home by private car or taxi and NOT on public transport.

  • A 24-hour instruction sheet will be given to you on discharge.

  • A follow up appointment with our nurses will be made prior to your discharge.

  • You will receive a courtesy phone call from our nursing staff the following day or shortly thereafter.

Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities

Brighton Day Surgery is committed to providing the best possible healthcare and outcome for its patients. The hospital has a commitment to the Privacy Act and Principles and the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. An integral part of providing this standard of care is ensuring that patients are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Brighton Day Surgery is a privately owned and operated medical facility, in which the rights of patients are guarded under State and Commonwealth laws.

Patients of Brighton Day Surgery have the right to:

    • Privacy, dignity and respect

    • Access healthcare relevant to their needs

    • Receive safe and high quality care

    • Confidentiality of personal and medical information

    • Be informed about our facilities, services, treatment, options and costs in a clear and open way

    • Comment on their care and have their concerns addressed

    • Referrals to other services

    • Participation in the planning of their care

Patients of Brighton Day Surgery have a responsibility to:

    • Provide accurate and personal information

    • Follow all instructions given by doctors, nursing and administration staff

    • Respect the rights of other patients

    • Respect the rights of Brighton Day Surgery staff

    • Provide health fund details prior to admission or alternatively, provide full payment on admission

Click here to download Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights.


Privacy Information

Your health information collected by Brighton Day Surgery assists in providing a health service to you. Typically, it includes information relating to your symptoms, examination, test results, diagnosis, treatment, and care information as well as admission and registration information. Brighton Day Surgery proposes to collect health information from you for the following purposes:

  • To process your registration, admission and discharge,

  • To ensure that each health care professional involved in your care has all the facts relating to your consultation and/or procedure.

The intended recipients of your health information are:

  • Staff involved in your care at Brighton Day Surgery,

  • Data service providers engaged by Brighton Day Surgery from time to time,

  • Department of Human Services, other governmental departments or legal entities, where disclosure is obliged by law, and

  • Staff at selected pathology and/or radiology services if required.

The supply of the information by you is voluntary, except where required by law. However, should you not supply the information, or supply only part of it, this may compromise your future care or treatment, particularly where the information is necessary for your required care or treatment. If you have already provided information and consent for its use and disclosure, but you have changed your mind, you can make written application to revoke your earlier consent.

You have the right to request access to, and to request correction of, your health information in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Further information about these procedures, patients’ rights, responsibilities and our complaints process is available from our practice staff.

Compliments, Concerns and Complaints

As part of our commitment to provide quality care the hospital welcomes all compliments, suggestions and complaints.

These may be directed to the Practice Manager:

Margie Wertheim

Tel:  (08)  8377 1775

Email:  margie@brightondaysurgery.com.au


Payments and Fees

All Outpatient Fees are required to be paid on the day of treatment. These include (but are not limited to) consulting fees, cosmetic rejuvenation fees, surgeon and hospital fees for uninsured outpatient procedures, product sales.


You may choose to contact your health fund although Brighton Day Surgery will also be contacting your health fund to confirm your details prior to your admission.

Details which will be confirmed include:

  • Your level of health cover adequately covers the cost of the accommodation, procedure and prostheses if required.

  • If an excess / co-payment is payable for your admission.

If you have been a member of your health fund for less than twelve months your fund may not accept liability for the costs of your admission, e.g. in the case of pre-existing conditions prior to your joining.

Your health fund has the option to obtain details from your GP or specialist.

Please note that the surgical assistant, pathology, sonographer and anaesthetic fees will be billed separately by the practitioner/service if relevant to your treatment.

Payment procedure

  • Private patients: a claim will be made directly to your health fund. Any excess or co-payment must be paid on admission.

  • On the completion of a Health Fund check with your insurance company and it is found that you have not served your 12 months waiting period you will be required to pay all expenses associated with your procedure prior to admission – please advise your health fund of your upcoming admission to Brighton Day Surgery.

  • Veterans’ Affairs patients: Brighton Day Surgery will lodge a claim on your behalf.

  • Workcover / Third Party patients: total payment must be made on admission unless written approval for admission has been received from the insurer.

  • Uninsured patients: total estimated payment must be paid 1 week prior to surgery (sedation) or on admission (local anaesthetic).

Payment may be made by:

Cash, Credit Card or EFTPOS.

If you intend to pay your account using EFTPOS, please check your daily limit as most banks have a daily limit of $1,000.

If you have any questions about the admission procedures, completion of forms, costs or health insurance status, our staff will be happy to assist you. Phone (08) 8377 1775.


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