COVID-19 information for patients and families

To help protect our people, patients and communities, we are screening everyone who enters our main hospital buildings. Some of our entrances may be closed or have reduced access.

Please check our COVID-19 information page for more updates before coming to our sites.

Information for Surgical Patients

Preparing for Surgery: What to do if you have same-day surgery

If you are going home on the same day after your surgery, please note the following:

  • You will be observed after your surgery to make sure the initial effects of anesthesia have worn off.
  • On rare occasions, you may have to be admitted to the Hospital.
  • You are advised not to attempt to perform any task that requires skill, coordination, or judgement for twenty-four (24) hours after your anaesthetic.
  • As with overnight surgery, please leave your car at home.
    • You cannot drive home after your operation.
    • You should arrange to have a friend or family member take you home by taxi or car. The respective person(s) need to call 416-864-5736 before noon on the day of your surgery.

For more information, refer to the Pre-Admission Facility Pamphlet (49 KB pdf file).