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Preparing for your eye surgery

- What to expect
Our aim is to provide stress free, efficient, high quality eye surgery on a day only basis. Read about the procedures and what to expect on the day read more

Instructions for Day Surgery Patients

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General Information

Our aim is to provide stress free, efficient, high quality eye surgery on a day only basis.

To assist in a smooth admission to the Centre:

Before Your Operation

  • Privately insured patients are asked to confirm their level of cover and whether an excess is payable on admission
  • Self insured patients are required to pay the hospital fee on admission
  • Veterans' Affairs patients requiring transport are asked to confirm that transport has been arranged by the Centre

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Personal Cheque
  • Bank Cheque
  • Credit card (Bankcard, Visa, MasterCard)
  • EFTPOS

Anaesthetist's gap payments are cash only;

Please ensure you ring 9622 7667 the morning before your surgery to get your time of admission and fasting times.

On the Day of Your Operation

  • Please ensure you are accompanied as we advise against driving a motor vehicle or signing any legal documents if you have received sedation
  • You will  be at the Centre for approximately 2-3 hours
  • Essential tablets (e.g. blood pressure and heart) to be taken as usual, with a sip of water
  • Diabetic patients must OMIT insulin or diabetic tablets and bring these with them to be given AFTER the operation
  • Off-street and disabled parking available
  • Please note: no lift is available to 1st floor day surgery

Fasting

  • You will be advised of fasting when you ring for the time of your operation
  • If you smoke, it is advisable to refrain for 48 hours prior to your admission

Medication

  • Essential tablets (e.g. blood pressure and heart) to be taken as usual, with a sip of water
  • Diabetic patients must OMIT insulin or diabetic tablets and bring these with them to be given AFTER the operation.

What to Bring

  • All medications including insulin or diabetic tablets
  • GP assessment form (if applicable)
  • If not in health fund; Hospital Facility Fee (as quoted)

What To Wear

  • Clean, loose clothing
  • No eye make-up
  • Leave all valuables, jewellery, watches, etc. at home

Where to Go

Theatre Suite:  Metwest Eye Centre, 17 Hereward Highway, Blacktown

Off-street parking and disabled parking available. The theatre suite is located on the First Floor, no lift is available.

Your Privacy

PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY

What information do we collect?

We only collect information we need to provide you with the highest quality health care. This information is collected directly from you and from third parties such as your referring doctor.

Who do we disclose information to?

We send a discharge summary to your referring doctor.  We may sometimes for ethical, legal and/or procedural reasons.

MetWest Surgical is committed to ensuring that the information we have concerning you is kept secure. Only authorised staff have access to medical records.

Any problems?

If you have any questions, problems or complaints relating to how MetWest has handled your personal information, please let us know:

MetWest Surgical complies with the Commonwealth Privacy Act.

Not satisfied?

If, for any reason, you are unhappy with any aspect of your care at MetWest Surgical, please ask to see our Practice Manager, Sheila Martin, or telephone direct on 02 9622 9638. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our FAQ page for Frequently Asked Questions on treatments, conditions and general enquiries.

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