Location Map FAQ
St. Maarten Medical Center
If you have had a general anesthetic you will be taken into the Recovery Room, where you will start to wake up.
Family members are not allowed in this monitored care area. The type of procedure, anesthesia and your body’s
response, will determine the length of your recovery period. During your recovery period you may receive ﬂuids
through your veins (IV), until you can take ﬂuids by mouth.
When you are fully awake and your vitals are stable, a nurse will start to prepare you for your discharge, if you can be discharged. Your family will be notified duly to come and pick you up. Before you are discharged home, you will have a light refreshment, be up and walking around, and would have urinated.
After discussing with your doctor the results of any tests carried out during your stay, you may request a copy from the ward staff.
You may feel tired; only do as much as you feel able to do.
If you feel you need to be seen by a doctor in an emergency, please contact your GP or go to the Emergency Room at the hospital.
You are a responsible adult who will escort the patient home and provide care for the next 24hrs after the operation/procedure. Caretakers are advised for patients who have had IV sedation or general anesthetic. Patients who have had any injections for pain management may also need someone to escort them home.
The type of care the patient will need depends on the type of surgery. Please ensure the patient’s safety and well being at home.
You can help with the following:
After 24-48 hours the patient should be feeling considerably better and will need less support and help.