Preparing for Surgery
Instructions for all patients preparing for surgery and the descriptions of the different types of admissions are provided for your information:
Pre Assessment Clinic (PAC) Visit - Patients that have been scheduled for surgery that requires a stay in hospital of more than 24 hours are usually booked for a Pre Assessment Clinic Visit. This visit will occur anywhere from 30 days prior to the booked operation date, to the day before. At this visit you will receive in-depth pre-operative teaching and/or medical/anesthesia consultations.
PAC Visit Instructions (PDF)
Pre-Operative History and Physical - Prior to your Pre Assessment Clinic appointment you must have a visit with your family doctor up to 90 days prior to your surgery to have pre-operative history and physical completed. If you are unable to get this completed by your family doctor, please fill out the Pre-Admission Patient Recorded History Form below.
Pre-Admission Patient Recorded Surgical History Form (PDF)
Should you need assistance at home after surgery, home care services are available by calling 306-655-4300.