Columba at Ascot provides a modern, efficient surgical facility catering for daystay procedures in various specialties (Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Urogynaecology, Urology and General surgery).
Our aim is to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Our staff are committed to providing the best care to the patients and their families.
The following day stay surgeries are carried out within our DAA accredited facilities;
- General surgical procedures
Staying with Us
Finding Columba at Ascot
Columba is situated within the Ascot Hospital, 90 Greenlane Rd East, Remuera (view map).
There is parking both at the front of the hospital (free for 90 minutes) or at the back of the hospital. There is a drop off area at the front door of the hospital.
Columba is on the 2nd level of the hospital. When you come onto the second level, turn right and follow the corridor until the end where you will find our facility.
You will be greeted by our receptionists who will check that we have all your correct information. You will be taken into our interview / change room where you will be admitted by one of our nurses and seen by your surgeon and anaesthetist.
You will then be changed into a gown and taken into the operating room.
Preparation for Surgery
- Patients having a general anaesthetic or sedation MUST NOT eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to surgery. This includes chewing gum, sweets or water.
- Arrange for an adult to collect you after your operation. You MUST NOT drive for 24 hours after a general anaesthetic
Please remove all jewellery, and we suggest you leave all valuables at home.
- If you are unwell, you will need to inform Columba prior to your operation.
- If you do not have a prior approval number from you medical insurance provider, please make arrangements to settle your hospital account on leaving.
- Wear comfortable and loose fitting clothes. You will be provided with a gown for surgery.
- Please bring with you your completed Anaesthetic questionnaire form
- Any x-rays or scans related to your operation
- Valuables should be left at home.
- You are required to have someone designated to collect you and care for you when you get home.
Shortly after your operation, you will wake up in our recovery room. When you are comfortable, you will change into your own clothes and will be shown to our recliner area, where you will be given something light to eat and drink before going home.
Prior to leaving you should be given your post operative instructions and a prescription if required.
For 24 hours after your anaesthetic you should not;
- Drive a car or operate machinery
- Make any major decisions
- Drink alcohol
Please feel free to print and review the General Anaesthetic Instructions and the Anaesthesia Assessment forms. These forms will be completed upon your arrival at Columba at Ascot for your surgery and it may help in your preparation to read these prior to visiting us.
Frequently asked questions
If you are having a general anaesthetic, you will be with us approximately 2 hours, depending on the length of the procedure. If you are having a local procedure, it will be approximately 40 minutes.
Yes, of course, before surgery, you will be seen by both your surgeon and anaesthetist. You will be able to discuss concerns at this stage.
You will not feel pain during the operation, and post operatively, the recovery staff and the anaesthetist manage your pain. When you go home you will be given a prescription for pain medication if required.
It takes at least 24 hours to get over these short anaesthetics so having the following day off is a good idea. Work certificates can be provided on request.
The surgeon’s phone number will be given to you on discharge. If problems arise, this is your first port of call. You will also be given written post operative instructions to refer to, so you know what to expect.
This depends on the procedure you have had. Post operative instructions and information will be given to you on discharge.