Bunbury Day Hospital has several initiatives in place that prioritise your safety, health and comfort in the lead-up, during and after your procedure. Learn more about these initiatives below and why they require a partnership with our patients, consumers and providers as we work together to deliver safe, high-quality healthcare and the best possible patient outcomes.
Bunbury upholds the highest standards in hygiene and cleanliness through its infection prevention and control program. Our staff and Doctors follow best practice, routinely washing their hands:
- Before touching a patient
- Before a procedure
- After a procedure or body fluid exposure risk
- After touching a patient
- After touching a patient’s surrounds
We ask our patients to abide by the following recommendations to help prevent infection before and after surgery:
Preventing Blood Clots
Some patients are at increased risk of developing blood clots in their legs or lungs. The two different kinds of blood clots are:
In our Online Health Assessment, you will be asked about your history and risk of developing blood clots. Your risk level will then be assessed by our hospital in consultation with your Doctor and Anaesthetist and preventative treatment may be instigated as and where appropriate.
Notify your Doctor immediately if you experience chest pain, tenderness or swelling in the legs, pelvis or abdomen, or feel breathless during your hospital stay or on discharge.
Preventing Slips and Falls
We understand falls are more likely to occur if you are unwell or following surgery. Poor balance, visual impairment, muscle weakness, unfamiliar surroundings, unsuitable footwear, inactivity and certain medications can put patients at greater risk of falling and injuring themselves.
Our nurses will regularly assess your well-being pre and post-surgery to determine, if at any time you’re at greater risk of falling. As part of this process we:
- Review all medications, especially those with greater side effects
- Monitor patients’ blood pressure
- Coordinate care plans for patients with limited mobility and on discharge