Victorian Day Procedure Centre
Part of Ramsay Health Care

When You Leave

Discharge home

After your procedure you will be taken to the recovery area. During this time our nursing staff will continually monitor your progress and comfort. Your length of stay is dependent on the type of procedure you have had done. Typically patients are discharged approximately two to three hours after treatment.

Before you leave, you may be given post procedure instructions.

A prescription will be provided for any medications required.

Please make arrangements for someone to drive you home after your procedure. You WILL NOT be able to drive yourself or travel alone on public transport including a Taxi/Uber if you have been given a general anaesthetic or sedation.

A designated carer is VITAL for your safety, and you must have someone in continual attendance with you following your discharge and for 24 hours following the procedure. Your procedure may be postponed or cancelled if a suitable carer cannot be arranged.

Your designated carer is welcome to wait in the reception area at the Procedure Centre, however they do not have to wait for the entire duration of your procedure. Upon your admission they will be given an approximate time to return to collect you. We call them approximately one hour before you are ready to be collected.

During the first 24 hours after your anaesthetic, you must not drive a car, operate machinery, drink alcohol, conduct business or sign contracts.

Results and Follow-up

Results from your procedure will be sent to the GP listed on your pre-admission form. If a follow-up consultation or referral is required, your doctor will make these arrangements.