You will be admitted to SSC either the day before or morning of your surgery.
On admission you will check in at the reception area and be asked to confirm your details for your medical file. A member of the admissions department will accompany you to the inpatient ward waiting area.
On arrival onto the ward you will initially meet a healthcare assistant who will take your weight and height. This will be followed by a nurse who will complete all the required checks (blood pressure, pulse, etc), allergy status to any medications, medical and surgical history. It is important to give the nurse as much detail as possible regarding your medical status and if any previous issues with anaesthetics.
You cannot eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to surgery so you will generally be fasting from midnight (for a morning operation) or 6am (for an afternoon operation). This includes chewing gum.