Accredited Day Procedure Centre (DPC)

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Imaging @ Olympic Park is an Accredited Day Procedure Centre which provides care for patients having certain CT interventional procedures and Radiofrequency Denervation. Patients will be able to be admitted as an inpatient using their private health insurance provided they have the adequate hospital cover.

When booking an appointment we will collect the following information from you before calling your health fund to check your co-payment/excess:

  • Full Name and Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Contact Number
  • Medicare Number
  • If applicable, any pension, health care or Veteran Affairs details
  • If applicable. Workcover or TAC details
  • Next of Kin details

Once this information has been collected our dedicated nursing and administration staff will be in contact with you to discuss your procedure and any excess payments required from you.

How do I prepare for a procedure?

  • Do not smoke for at least 12 hours before a procedure
  • Our nurse will contact you a day or two before the procedure to discuss your medical history and any medication you are taking. They will also give you an arrival time for your admittance.
  • For procedures where sedation is administered, you will be required to fast from midnight the night before
  • You must have a driver to drive your home from our clinic
  • A responsible adult is required to stay with you overnight

What do I need to bring?
Please bring the following items:

  • Any previous medical imaging
  • Medication list

Please do not wear make-up or nail polish, and do not bring valuables such as money or jewellery. Wear comfortable walking shoes or slippers and loose clothing. Pyjamas and dressing gowns are not required. All necessary clothing will be provided.

What kind of anaesthetic will be given?
Your doctor will advise you on the type of anaesthetic to be administered after questioning and examining you to assess your:

  • medical history
  • drug allergies
  • current illnesses or infections
  • medicines, tablets or drugs you are taking. Please bring the containers or a list of the drugs you have taken in the last month.

What happens after the procedure?
You may feel slightly drowsy after the procedure, and for 24 hours you must not:

  • work
  • drive a vehicle
  • operate machinery
  • exercise
  • drink alcohol
  • take sedatives, unless prescribed
  • sign any important legal documents

What happens when I leave Imaging @ Olympic Park?
When you leave you will receive instructions with advice on activity, eating, and drinking, as well as who to contact if problems arise.

Please call our clinic if you have any further queries (03) 9420 1700.