Info For Patients

General
  • Pre-booking must please be performed at Admissions at least 24 hours before the procedure.
  • The following documentation is requested:
    - Pre-booking form from the doctor with the relevant codes (BHF,CPT4 and ICD10)
    - ID documents of both the patient and main member
    - Medical Aid Membership Card
    - Authorisation Number
    - Co-payment as requested by your Medical Aid (Cash,Visa/MasterCard or EFT payments are accepted)
  • If you would like to complete the pre-booking electronically, please print the Pre-Admission form available from the day clinic website, complete it in and fax it to 057 352 3155 together with the following:
    - Pre-Admission form from the doctor.
    - ID documents of both the patient and main member.
    - Medical Aid Card.
    - Authorisation Number.
  • Consent for operation must be signed (upon admission).
  • All jewellery and valuables must be left at home.
  • Parking is at your own risk. Please do not leave any valuables or any loose packages in the car.
  • Patients may not drive for 24 hours after anaesthesia. Please arrange beforehand for somebody to take you home.
  • Vehicles must be removed from the hospital grounds by 17h00 or when the last patient is discharged as the gates are locked for the evening.
What To Bring With
  • Book/magazine/paper to read.
  • Child’s favourite toy.
  • Children to be accompanied by parent and only 1 parent may accompany patient to theatre.
  • Toiletries and facecloth.
What To Expect
  • The whole of the hospital is a No Smoking zone and smoking is disallowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited before the procedure / operation.
  • If you go to theatre before 13h00, you may not eat or drink anything from 22h00 the previous evening.
  • If you go to theatre after 13h00, you may have a light breakfast (a slice of toast and tea/coffee) before 07h00 the morning.
Chronic Medication
  • Please bring you own chronic medication.
Perscription
  • Medication prescribed by your doctor after the operation / procedure can be provided by any pharmacy of your choice.
To Theatre
  • It is not necessary to bring pyjamas as you will be issued with theatre clothing. You may bring slippers.
  • Theatre is on the ground floor. You may ask the Nursing Staff to inform you when the patient is discharged from the Recovery Room.
  • You are welcome to wait in the comfortable reception area.
  • A kiosk is available for refreshments.
After the Operation
  • On the 1st day you may experience stiffness and a sore body, resulting from the anaesthesia.
  • You may also experience pain in the wound area.
  • Swelling can occur in the 3 days postoperatively.
On Discharge
  • You will be discharged on the same day of the procedure.
  • Please make sure that you collect all valuables, medication, x-rays and clothing.
  • You will receive medication or a prescription from your doctor.
  • If you experience any pain, please use the pain medication as prescribed.
  • You may not drive a motor vehicle within 24 hours of your operation.

If you require any additional information, please email linda.gebhardt@mediclinic.co.za or call Linda Gebhardt on +27 57 352 5630.