Reminder for people coming in for a surgery

  • In the case of surgery under general anaesthesia, do not eat, drink, chew gum or smoke for six hours before the operation. If you eat or drink before the operation, the operation must be postponed or cancelled for the sake of your health.
  • Your overall health condition must be assessed before you come in for an operation. You will be provided with a questionnaire to fill in with details of your health status, past and present illnesses and daily medications, hypersensitivity to medicinal products, previous operations and habits (smoking, alcohol consumption, etc.).
  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking blood thinners (e.g. aspirin, Marevan, Eliquis, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Lixiana) to plan for timely withdrawal before surgery.
  • The morning of the operation, take your regular medication with a little water (except for blood thinners, which should be discussed with the doctor when planning the operation). Patients are asked to bring to the clinic the medicines they take on a daily basis (such as insulin for diabetics and an inhaler for patients with asthma) and a list of medicines containing the doses thereof.
  • The week before the operation and on the day of the operation, the patient must not have an acute illness (runny nose, cough, fever), menstruation or acute skin inflammation.
  • When coming for a day-time surgical procedure, please come to 51 Veerenni St at the agreed time. The day surgery department is located on the 8th floor, on the right as you step out of the elevator. You will be welcomed by a receptionist who will register you with the department and refer you to the operation.
  • Please bring to the hospital: a personal identification document (passport, ID card or driving licence), a filled-in anaesthesia leaflet (if given to you by your doctor). Medicines you are taking regularly and personal aids, if necessary.

PLEASE NOTE! Due to impaired reactions, you are not allowed to drive a car or operate machinery for 24 hours after anaesthesia (even short-term). To get home safely, ask someone to accompany you and, if possible, arrange transportation.

If you are unable to come to the hospital at the agreed time, please inform us by calling 1330.

Clinic rules

Our goal is to guarantee the comfort and wellbeing of all patients. To achieve this, we kindly ask you to follow the rules while in the department.

  • Please treat the hospital property prudently.
  • Please keep your surroundings clean and tidy.
  • Please treat staff and other patients with kindness and respect.
  • We follow the principle of a smoke-free hospital. It is prohibited to smoke or consume alcohol or narcotics in the rooms and territory of the hospital or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Unauthorised photography, filming and recording of conversations is prohibited in the territory of the department.
  • In order to ensure security, patient safety and the quality of treatment, security cameras have been installed in the external territory of the hospital and in the public areas of the departments.
  • In the event of an emergency, follow the instructions given by the department staff.
  • Patients will be discharged, and the wards released latest at 12pm (except ambulatory surgery procedures or in cases of special agreements with the department staff).
  • On the day of the surgery, discharging is organised according to the doctor’s orders.
  • Outerwear and outdoor footwear must be left in the wardrobe of the department.
  • Please store valuables in your room.
  • Please take the medicines used on a daily basis with you, but please be sure to tell your nurse and do not take them without prior agreement.