On arrival at the hospital

  • Please report to the reception of the Spencer Private Hospitals.
  • You be requested to sit in the reception area until the ward is ready for you.
  • A nurse will check your details, blood pressure, and pulse. If you are taking any medication or are allergic to anything (medications, plasters, latex) please tell the nurse.
  • You will be asked to remove any jewellery, spectacles, contact lenses, tongue studs, and false teeth before the examination.
  • Please inform the nurse if you have a pacemaker, replacement joints, pins, or plates.
  • A small needle will be inserted into a vein. If we are unable to use a particular arm for any reason, please inform the staff immediately. (This needle will be left lightly strapped to your hand/arm until you are recovered from the procedure for any other drugs that may be needed)
  • You will usually receive antibiotics and a Voltarol suppository before the procedure to help prevent infection.
  • The endoscopist performing the test will explain the procedure and ask you to sign a consent form. This confirms that you understand the examination and agree to go ahead with it.
  • Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
  • You will need to change into a hospital gown.
  • A nurse will stay with you throughout the examination.

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