Outpatient surgery patients (adults and children) receive pre and post-operative care in the day surgery department. A variety of services can have outpatient (day) surgery procedures:
As part of our ongoing quality improvement (QI) program, some patients may receive a telephone call from one of the day surgery nurses the day after your surgery. You will be asked to identify any problems such as pain control or nausea.
A new video at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) offers a look inside the surgical experience to help young patients and their families feel more comfortable before an operation.
The three minute video follows Melanie, a paediatric patient at the NBRHC on surgery day and teaches viewers what they can expect before and after a medical procedure. The goal is to reduce anxiety by showing other kids what they will see and experience when they come to the hospital.
The video is good preparation however for patients of all ages to help familiarize with the surgical environment and routine.
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 4404
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 4403
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