Day surgery unit - The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Day surgery unit - The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Day surgery unit - what I need to know
You are having an operation.
You will come to our day surgery unit at Pontefract,
Dewsbury or Pinderfields.
Please share your Health Action Plan with us. This helps
us to know how to support you and know your likes or
dislikes.
Before you arrive
Please have a shower or a bath before you come.
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Please do not put any
cream on once you have
had your shower or bath.
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What will happen?
Different people will look after you.
Our unit does not have any beds.
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We have comfy chairs to relax in.
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The recovery room will have men and women in.
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What do I need to bring?
Any medication you take
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Your dressing gown and slippers
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You may want to bring with you:
Magazines
Books
Music
To help pass the time.
Do not bring:
Jewellery
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Make up
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Money
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Can someone stay with me?
Yes - a member of your family/carer/friend are welcome
to stay.
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What about pain relief?
Someone will talk to you about pain relief before your
operation.
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Will I be able to eat or drink after my operation?
You will be given a drink and a snack before you go home.
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You will have to go to the toilet before you leave.
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What if my family has a question?
Your family/carer/friends can call us at any time while we
are open. We are open from:
Pontefract
7.30am until 7pm
Pinderfields 7.30am until 7pm
Dewsbury
7.30am until 7pm
One person should ring and tell the rest of your family
what has been said.
Other things I need to know?
General anaesthetic (going to sleep)
You should not do any of the
things below for 24 hours after
your operation do not:
1
day
24 hours
Drive or ride a bike
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Make important decisions or
sign important documents
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Operate machines,
cookers or kettles.
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Run a bath or use the
shower without help
Drink alcohol or Take drugs
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Go out alone
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Go to work - this depends on your type of operation.
The doctor will tell you when you can work.
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Do I need to come back?
Before you go home you will be told:
Yes
No
if you need to come back
if you need to see your own doctor
if a nurse will see you at home
what tablets you need to take
If you have a bandage or plaster over your cut, the nurse
will tell you when it can be taken off.
You may need a nurse to come to your home to do this.
When can I go home?
Do not leave until you are told you can
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Please arrange for somebody to take you home
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And stay with you for 24 hours
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24 hours
Car parking
There is a car park outside the main building at each of
the hospitals.
How do I tell you what I think?
You can telephone Marie Gibb, Stategic Health Facilitator
on: 01924 543691
If you need help to
have your say, you
can speak to someone
face to face.
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Or you can write to:
Patient Liaison Team
Education Centre Trust Headquarters
Pinderfields Hospital
Aberford Road
Wakefield
WF1 4TU
If you have any problems once you are home, you can
call the hospital you have been in.
Pontefract Hospital
01977 747547
Dewsbury Hospital
01924 816132
Pinderfields Hospital
01924 541854
This leaflet was put together with the help of :
Wakefield Patient
Experience Group
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Published April 2011
Review Date April 2011
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Design: The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - design and print dept
Or you can ring your own doctor.

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