Information for Family and Friends

Being a carer

There are few things you need to know about caring for a friend or relative when they have day surgery at City West Specialist Day Hospital.

As they won’t be able to drive for 24 hours after their procedure, you’ll need to take them home and stay with them while they rest – preferably overnight.

On the day

We’ll tell your friend or relative their discharge time, and our staff will call you after the procedure to keep you updated. We invite you to relax in the waiting room or take a short walk to:

  • Charlani’s Café
  • Westmead Private Hospital Courtyard Café
  • Westfield Shopping Centre, Parramatta
  • Hawkesbury Road eateries

After the procedure

After driving them home, your friend or relative will need to rest. Please stay with them while they recover and take care of any errands.

Please call their specialist if you have any concerns about their recovery.

Video: Preparing children for a procedure

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