Unless instructed otherwise, patients should not eat after midnight the day before their surgery. You may continue to drink clear fluids until four hours prior to surgery time. After that, medications can be taken as instructed with sips of water.
Patients must have a responsible adult take them home when discharged from hospital.
When arriving for surgery, please bring comfortable clothes to wear home, cotton socks to wear in surgery, your health card, an interpreter if required, pen and paper, and dentures, glasses, contact lenses, and hearing aids if necessary.
Please do not wear any jewelry, fragrances or cosmetics, including body piercings, perfumes, body lotions / creams, makeup or nail polish.
Leave all valuables -- including large amounts of money, credit cards and jewlery -- at home.
The hospital is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Please report to room E240 on the second floor when you arrive for surgery.
If you have any questions or concers, please contact a preadmission nurse at 416-323-6400 ext 4594 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday.
After 2 p.m. a nurse can be reached at 416-323-6104.
This information may be downloaded as a printable page: Information for Day Surgery Patients. (PDF)
Women's College Hospital (main building)
76 Grenville Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
This program is wheelchair-accessible.