The Surgery Outpatient Clinic operates on weekdays from 7.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Patients are admitted to this clinic for various types of surgical procedures, which are carried out by specialists from the Surgery, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Plastic Surgery or another department. Once you are medically stable and wide awake, you may go home the same day.
Surgery Outpatient Clinic telephone number: +31 (0)43-387 24 00.
Parents may stay with their child until he/she falls asleep.
Patients in the Surgery Outpatient Clinic receive the same care as patients in a hospital ward. The one big difference is that almost all patients admitted to the Surgery Outpatient Clinic go home the same day after their procedure. A small number of patients are admitted for one or two nights because their operation requires certain pre-operative and/or post-operative care. Patients who experience complications may also be admitted overnight.
Patients who are admitted for more than one day undergo their procedure in the Surgery Outpatient Clinic but are then transferred to a hospital ward. That is usually Ward A2.
Surgical and outpatient units
The Surgery Outpatient Clinic consists of a surgical unit and an outpatient unit. The surgical unit has seven operating theatres. The outpatient unit consists of two pre-operative areas, one that can accommodate up to five adults and another that can accommodate up to five children. These areas are for patients scheduled to undergo surgery under anaesthesia. After their procedure, these patients spend some time in recovery. They are then transferred to the post-operative area. This area has twelve beds for adult patients. Children are transferred to a separate post-operative area with five beds.
Family members may accompany patients up to the airlock anteroom. This is where patients are placed on the operating table. Once the procedure is finished and patients are in the post-operative area, their families may join them. When a child undergoes a procedure, one of the parents may join the child in recovery as soon as he/she is awake.
Information for patient companions
After checking in at the counter, you may remain in the waiting room with your partner, child, relative or friend until he/she goes to the pre-operative area. You may wait with your partner, child, relative or friend there until he/she goes to the operating theatre.
Surgery Outpatient Clinic waiting room
You may wait here for your partner, child, relative or friend.
Ad Mosam Restaurant
You can have a refreshment or a bite to eat here while you wait. Ad Mosam is located on level 1 above the hospital's main entrance. It is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on weekends, public holidays and designated non-working days from noon to 7.30 p.m.
You may bring a wheelchair from the car park deck to transport the patient to the car after his/her discharge from hospital.
Picking up the patient
Please check in at the Surgery Outpatient Clinic counter. Staff there will point you to the room where you can pick up your partner, child, relative or friend.
The Surgery Outpatient Clinic is located on level 2. Patients should check in at the counter.
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