​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Day of Your Operation

If you were told to take a medication on the morning of your operation, take it at home with a sip of water. Arrive 2 hours​ before your scheduled operation time:​

Surgical Admission Unit (SAU)​
​​​​​​​​​​Toronto General Hospital​
Peter Munk Building – 2nd​ F​loor​​
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All hospital entrances are open by 6 am. However, Elizabeth St. and University Ave. are easiest to access.​

​​​​​​​​What should I bring to the hospital on the day of my operation?
  • Your Ontario Health Card (OHIP card). 
  • All the medications you take in their original containers. This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements and herbal or natural products.​
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, razor and soap.
  • A robe, socks and shoes or slippers with non-slip, rubber soles.​ 
  • Hearing aids, dentures and glasses in their protective cases, labelled with your name and phone number.​ 
  • If you have sleep apnea, bring your CPAP machine​.
What will happen on the morning of my operation?
  • The nurses will help you get ready for the operation. They will check your blood pressure, pulse, temperature and breathing.
  • You will change into a hospital gown.
  • The nurses will put an intravenous (IV) in a vein in your arm. The IV will be used to give you fluids and medications during and after the operation.
  • ​​When everything is ready, you will go to the operating room.