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The Recovery Room

PACU Patient a

After your surgery you will be taken to the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit or PACU.  In the PACU, the nurse will make sure you are fully awake and pain and nausea free. If you do feel sick or have pain make sure you say so as dealing with these problems early after surgery is really important to set you up for a speedy recovery.

Once you have recovered from your anaesthetic, your blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels are stable and your pain well controlled, we will discharge you to the ward.

The PACU is a busy environment in the theatre suite and for that reason visitors are not allowed onto the unit.