Bridgewater Day Surgery is a first class facility that has a calm and friendly atmosphere where the staff are professionally competent and experienced in their field. All the staff work as a team and are committed to providing optimum care and services to meet the needs of our patients. Bridgewater Day Surgery is currently involved with providing the surgical services for the Hamilton Eye Clinic Specialists/Ophthalmologists.
Making an appointment
Following consultation with the Specialist, your appointment will be arranged by the Specialist's Receptionist. You will be contacted with the details.
You will need to complete a "blue" Bridgewater Day Surgery Admission form with your details, medical history, allergies, current medications and any relevant data relating to your surgery.
This form needs to be completed at least 3 days prior to your admission for surgery.
The "blue" Brigewater Day Surgery Admission Form can be faxed or mailed to you if required. This "blue" form also has your consent form for surgery which your Specialist will discuss with you prior to signing.
Please arrange transport to and from your surgery appointment as you are NOT permitted to drive following surgery until advised by your Specialist.
Contact details of your driver/transport person need to be left with the Bridgewater Day Surgery Receptionist.
We will phone or text your driver/transport person when you are ready to leave. Your estimated stay at Bridgewater Day Surgery will be approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours.
Depending on your Health Insurance Policy a prior approval number can be gained before surgery. This means that all you require to do is send the account to the Insurance Company and they will pay according to your policy, any remainder owing on the account to be settled by you.
If you do not have insurance cover, please discuss with the Bridgewater Day Surgery Receptionist your preferred method of payment.
To be considerate of the other patients we request one support person in the pre-post op waiting area. This is our current policy and if you have any problems relating to this please discuss with the Bridgewater Day Surgery Theatre Manager.
Please let your Specialist know and list all your current medications (please include vitamins/supplements or alternative medicines you may be taking) and any allergies to medicines on the "blue" admission form.
Bring with you to your surgery any medicines you may require (e.g inhalers, heart medication (nitrolingual), insulin, etc.)
The specialist will advise you if you need to stop any medications prior to surgery. If unsure about this please ring and discuss Specialists Receptionist.
Food and drink
Pre surgery - Please discuss with your Specialists Receptionist. Contact Hamilton Eye Clinic.
After surgery a light refreshment is provided. Please specify if any special dietary requirements
(e.g gluten free, vegetarian, etc.).
Discharge following surgery
You can expect to recieve a handout with you discharge information and contact numbers, medications (script or actual) and follow-up appointment details.
Your estimated stay at Bridgewater Day Surgery will be approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours.
If sedation is used
If sedation is used you must have a responsible adult with you for a least 6 hours post surgery. You must not make any major decisions or sign anything for 24 hours.
You must not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours. For some procedures sedation is used.(On these occasions you will be advised.)
Clothes, jewellery, makeup
Suitable clothing for wearing during your operation should be comfortable with a front opening. Avoid constricting garments and NO high-necked clothing please. Any clothing for your operation will be provided if necessary.
Please do not bring valuables with you. Remove all jewellery including body piercing, chains and earrings prior to surgery and we advise that they should be left at home. There are small lockers available to lock away personal items like phones and handbags if required.
All makeup including nail polish should be removed prior to arrival. Please shower and shampoo hair prior to admission.