Preparation and education are vital in providing reassurance and comfort before your procedure, so please take the time to read our helpful information.
Bondi Junction Private Hospital (BJPH) is a licenced 10 bed private hospital providing the highest level of Facial Plastic Surgery, General Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and ENT Surgery.
Our philosophy is to remain committed to assisting in making your hospital stay as pleasant as possible.
We aim to make your stay in hospital as comfortable as possible and minimise the stress and anxiety associated with having a surgical procedure, so please let us know what we can do for you to help achieve this.
Although every attempt is made to ensure the waiting period before your operation is not unduly long, it is often not possible to schedule operations for a specific time, or to follow a specific schedule. Each procedure varies from patient to patient, some may require longer periods in theatre than others. The order of the list may also be altered, so that you may be called to theatre earlier or later than you expected.
You are therefore asked to bring with you something to occupy the time whilst you are waiting. All rooms are equipped with a HD digital TV.
The Hospital provides a selection of nutritious meals for overnight stay patients and light refreshments for day stay patients. Please ensure you advise Hospital Administration prior to admission if you require a special diet, e.g. diabetic/vegetarian/gluten free, etc.
BJPH is a "no smoking" environment in compliance with Occupational Health & Safety.
Outgoing calls may be made either from reception or from your own mobile phone in the ward area. Alternatively, you may ask the Registered Nurse on duty to contact a friend or relative for you, if required. Should relatives need to contact the nurse on duty, phone direct (02) 8305 2519.
Visiting hours finish at 8:00PM at the discretion of the nursing staff.
If your visitors arrive after 5:00PM, they will need to use the intercom system located at the front door on street level.
If your friends or relatives require accommodation close to the Hospital prior to or during your stay, we are able to recommend comfortable accommodation in the immediate vicinity. Please notify the Hospital Liaison Officer prior to admission if you would like to have further details.
A record will be kept of your procedure. This will be kept confidential and access is limited to those professionals involved in your care. The contents will be divulged only with your consent or where required by law.
On discharge you will be given a Patient Satisfaction Survey. We would be grateful if you could participate and assist us in monitoring the standards of the Hospital. The nursing staff will also be phoning you a few days post operatively enquiring about your recovery.
After your operation, it is essential that you have a responsible adult to accompany you home and stay with you for 24 hours.
The Nursing staff will ensure that you have post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon and his/her contact details.
If a post-operative appointment has not been made for you prior to your discharge, please call your surgeon’s rooms to arrange one.
BJPH has a 7 bed licence for children aged from 4 years. Anaesthetists skilled and experienced in paediatric anaesthesia and Paediatric Nursing Staff are available to provide specialised care.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay with their children whilst on the ward. A parent may stay with their child while they are going to sleep for the operation as well as in the Recovery Room.
Children may feel more comfortable in their own pyjamas and are welcome to bring their favourite toy and any other special item of comfort such as their favourite blanket.
Directors - Dr. George Marcells and Dr. Michael Zacharia.
Fasting for a minimum of 6 hours is essential. If you are having a morning operation, have nothing to eat or drink after midnight. For afternoon operations have nothing to eat or drink after 6:00AM.
If you have not fasted adequately, your operation may need to be delayed.
If you would normally take medications during the fasting period, continue to take them at the normal times with a sip of water. Certain medications may not be taken before the operation and your surgeon will further advise you. If you are taking medication for diabetes please consult your surgeon.
Anaesthetic drugs may impair your judgement, so for 24 hours following your procedure do not:
Many minor and some major complications are possible with anaesthesia. Serious health problems (eg a recent heart attack) may add extra risk. Please discuss any concerns with your Anaesthetist before surgery.
Common side-effects may include nausea and vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness or lethargy, sore throat, shivering, blurred vision, cognitive impairment, malaise, and pain or bruising at the site of injection.
Less frequent complications include temporary breathing problems, muscle pains, asthma reactions, temporary nerve damage, awareness during the operation, damage to teeth or dental prostheses, hoarseness or difficulty speaking, lip or tongue injury and epileptic seizures.
Rare serious complications include allergic reactions to anaesthetic drugs, unusual responses to drugs, lasting damage to nerves or the spinal cord, stroke, brain damage, heart problems, kidney failure, liver failure, lung damage, pulmonary emboli or pneumonia. Anaesthesia during pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage.
When considering risks, it is important to keep things in perspective and bear in mind that major complications are rare, perhaps one in thousands.
The hospital is committed to infection control and compliance with pertinent guidelines and standards.
You should be aware that Medicare and Medical Fund rebates generally do not cover the entire cost of your anaesthesia. In other words, there will usually be a gap that you will be expected to pay. If you have any questions about costs, please talk with your anaesthetist.
Contact Director of Nursing at Bondi Junction Private Hospital on 02 9387 6622 or firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you are still dissatisfied, then contact:
The Surgeon who performed your procedure. (Contact details will be provided on your discharge.)Should you feel that your complaint has still not been adequately dealt with, you may want to contact an external body such as:
Health Care Complaints Commission Locked Mail Bag 18, Strawberry Hills 2012 Telephone: (02) 9219 7444