Day Surgery

What is Perioperative Services?

West Haldimand General Hospital provides peri-operative services for inpatients and same day surgical patients (outpatients).

The multi-disciplinary surgical team functions within a complex, fast-paced environment. The nursing team is comprised of graduates of a peri-operative course and demonstrate knowledge and skill in caring for the surgical patient during the immediate pre-operative, intra-operative and immediate post-operative periods of the surgical experience. Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) nurses demonstrate knowledge of post anesthesia assessment and management of both adult and pediatric patients including airway management, neuro assessment, pain management and cardiac monitoring.

Who does it serve?

The West Haldimand General Operating Room provides care to a high volume of acute adult surgical patients. The focus of the WHGH OR is Endoscopy, general surgery and gynaeclogical surgery. The multi-disciplinary surgical team functions within a complex, fast-paced environment. After receiving anesthesia for a surgery or procedure, a patient is sent to the PACU to recover and wake up.

What to Expect 

When you arrive for your procedure, you will be required to provide your health card and any forms your doctor has given you. When you arrive on the day of your surgery, SDC staff work closely with you to ensure you are well prepared. After the procedure, you will be returned to SDC to be monitored, assessed, and prepared for discharge. The expectation is that you will return home the same day as your surgery, with discharge instructions and any required prescriptions.

You will require a ride home. Your ride may wait, but if they prefer to leave, we will provide you access to a phone to call when you are ready to go home. You must also have someone accompany you home and stay the night.

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