South Health Campus
Day Surgery/Short Stay Unit Tour
You will be asked to contact the hospital one business/week day before your surgery date to find out what time you need to be at the hospital. You need to arrive 2 to 3 hours before your scheduled surgery time. *Scheduled times can vary several hours early or late.
Don't forget to bring your Alberta Healthcare card and photo ID. Make sure to bring all the medicine you take in their original containers.
When you arrive, please check in at the Admitting Department (on the main floor, behind the Information Desk).
A volunteer way finder will take you to the Day Surgery front desk on the 3rd floor to check in.
Day Surgery/Short Stay is on the 3rd floor. Take the Outpatient elevators near the information desk. On the 3rd floor, turn right and follow the hallway to the Day Surgery/Short Stay Unit
The Information Desk on the main floor has "wayfinders"; people in red shirts, who can help you find your way. There are also electronic kiosks throughout the hospital that can show you maps and give you directions.
You will be taken to a patient room where a nurse will help you to get ready for your surgery. *Your belongings will be safely stored until after your surgery
The anaesthesiologist will meet with you to assess your heath history.
The nurses, surgeons, and anaesthetist may ask you the same questions many times. This is to make sure everyone is familiar with you and your procedure. The surgeon may write his/her initials on your operative side limb before surgery.
A member of the surgical team will meet with you in Day Surgery, do a final review and then take you into the Surgical Suites (our operating rooms) for surgery.
You will see your surgeon before your surgery either in Day Surgery Unit or in the operating room.
After your surgery you will go to the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit to recover.
Once a bed becomes available after PACU you will either: