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Pre-Operative Instructions

For your own peace of mind, you should ensure that you read the information on this website or in the leaflet, you received carefully before you come into the day surgery for your operation. It concerns your health and safety and includes information you will need to know before you arrive. If you have any further queries or questions, do not hesitate to ask.

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Post-Operative Instructions

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Nursing Mothers

Nursing Mothers - Information about Anaesthesia and Breast Feeding

The management and staff at the Wollongong Day Surgery constantly strive to improve patient care and patient information. We value the health and wellbeing of our patients and their families, and with this in mind, we have developed this information brochure to enable you to confidently breastfeed your baby.

Why is my Anaesthetic Safe?

Most drugs that are either ingested or given parenteral to the mother are substantially broken down in the stomach or in the liver. Therefore, in a healthy woman only traces of some drugs would be found in the breast milk, 1-2% of the maternal dose.

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Rights and Responsibilities
  • You are entitled to be treated with care and dignity.
  • You are entitled to have the details of your hospitalisation kept confidential by all hospital staff.
  • You have the right to privacy when undergoing any treatment of procedure.
  • You can request the use of an interpreter service if needed.
  • You are entitled to a clear explanation of your surgery by your doctor.
  • Never hesitate to ask for information, even if it means repeating the same questions until you understand.
  • Before surgery, you are entitled to know in detail the likely costs that may occur.
  • Advise the Day Surgery and your doctor of any changes in your condition or change of address or telephone number.

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