Capital Surgical Westridge is co-located with the Capital Haematology Hospital and comprises and entire floor of the building. The Surgery Centre provides facilities for patients undergoing outpatient surgical procedures.
Because it is a dedicated ambulatory surgical centre, theatre admissions are streamlined with no interruptions to the schedule due to emergency cases. Patients are treated and discharged quickly and efficiently.
- 19 beds comprising male and female wards.
- Recovery rooms with comfortable recliners for patients who do not require beds following minor surgical procedures.
- Rapid Access to diagnostic and pathology services
- Secure parking
Documents required for admission
In order to quickly process your admission and get you settled in without delays, the following documents are vital for your admission.
- Proof of identity of the patient.
- Proof of identity of the principal member of the medical aid scheme if he/she is not the patient.
- Your medical aid membership card.
- Pre-authorisation number from your medical aid.
- All X-rays, scans, blood tests or other test results which preceded admission.
- A signed consent form from your admitting doctor.
Operational Hours and Flexibility
The envisaged operational time for the ASC’s is 8 hours per day from Monday to Friday. These hours relate specifically to the operating theatre only. The Recovery and Day Ward facilities will remain open until the last patient is safely discharged. The operating times can be adapted and/or extended to suit Theatre User or Funder preferences.
The ASC’s offer the convenience for both patients and theatre users in terms of scheduling and faster turnaround times between cases.
The further benefits of Capital Surgical Westridge, Chatsworth and Umhlanga include:
- Greater predictability as theatre slates are uninterrupted by emergency cases or major surgery which often complicates and delays scheduled cases.
- Admissions are expedited due to a streamlined admission process and the design of the facility.
- The proximity of the wards and theatres to the Reception area decreases patient movement.
- Shorter theatre case time related to improved organisation and coordination.
Preparation for Surgery
- Do not eat or drink anything (including water) for at least six hours prior to your scheduled surgery.
If you are required to be nil per mouth prior to your procedure, please discuss taking your regular
medication with your doctor. When taking your regular medication, try to swallow dry or with as
little water as possible.
- Please bring all current medication with you to hospital, preferably in its original packaging.
- Do not wear jewellery, make-up or nail varnish on the day of your surgery.
- Please ensure that you have someone to take you home after your procedure.
Driving a vehicle following anaesthesia or sedation is not recommended.