Aug 2020 Update
Lakeridge Health in all of it’s sites is slowly increasing the volumes in the various surgical departments. In Port Perry we are back to doing roughly 80% of our normal volumes and we hope to be back to out normal, historic levels, in the early fall of 2020. We have a lot of catching up to do. We appreciate the frustration of patients here in Durham and all across the country as we strive both to return to a normal level of service and provide for those patients whose procedures were put on hold due to this pandemic. Bear with us. We’ll continue to work hard to provide care to all of our patients.
Questions about surgical procedures are answered here.
What will my Pre-Admission visit include?
The pre-admission clinic is designed to prepare you for your surgery in advance of your Admission to the hospital. The visit may make your hospital stay shorter by allowing you to be admitted on the day of your surgery. You should expect to be in the clinic for up to one hour. Please report to the Admitting area upon arrival with your pre-operative package. If you do not attend, your surgery will be cancelled. The tests requested by your doctor must be completed before your admission to the hospital. Doing these procedures early can identify possible problems and make your stay more comfortable.
Your Visit to the the Pre-Admission Clinic will include:
- Hospital Registration
- Blood/Urine specimen collection (if required)
- A nursing assessment which will include how to prepare for your surgery
What to bring to the pre-admission clinic:
Any medications you are taking (in the original bottles)
- Your Provincial Health Card
- Any other documents your doctor may have given you
You will be contacted by the Surgeon’s office with your preoperative assessment interview time with the Nurse at Lakeridge Health and your arrival time for the day of the surgery.