Selkirk Regional Health Centre – Overnight Stay
If you are coming for a scheduled procedure that requires an overnight stay please review your preparation instructions carefully and follow them as closely as possible. Poor preparation may result in cancelling the procedure or increasing your risk of complications.
The hospital front door opens at 7:30 a.m. If you have an appointment before then please use the Emergency Department entrance. See map below for details.
Please refer to your appointment letter for the location you need to report to.
Preparing for your stay
Please note you will be assigned a room and could be asked to change rooms later on in your stay.
Please only bring items you need for your stay. Please leave your valuables at home. We are not responsible for the loss or damage of personal items.
What to bring
- Your Manitoba Health Insurance card
- Your home care record (if you are a homecare client)
- If you are bringing a cell phone/tablet, you may want to bring a charger
- A list of medications you are taking including prescription, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbs and be sure to record the prescribed dosage (i.e. drug name, strength and amount to be taken every day). Please only bring your medications in if advised to by health care staff.
- A list of allergies you know you have and your reactions
- Personal care products like your toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant and shaving supplies. SCENT POLICY
- If you wear dentures, glasses, or hearing aids, please bring a case for them
- Label personal items like your wheelchair, cane or walker
When you arrive, you will be provided with a patient belonging bag to place your clothing and personal items in and it will be secured in a locker during your procedure.
Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic
Patients are required to please fill in the anesthesia questionnaire (form is fillable online or you can print and handwrite) and submit to your doctor’s office as soon as possible.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Please review the Acute Care Patient Rights and Responsibilities prior to attending our facility for care.
At Interlake-Eastern RHA, we are committed to serving you with respect, care and compassion. We are here to listen and respond to your needs.
Pre-Operative Clinic Visit
Our pre-operative clinic staff will contact you if you require a pre-operative clinic visit. If so, we will arrange an in-person or phone appointment with a registered nurse who will interview you about your health status, confirm your medications, and answer any questions you may have. They will also provide you with important information about your upcoming procedure. This may include instructions regarding your medication, diagnostic tests or lab work your surgeon may require, and whether or not you will need to fast prior to coming to the hospital. You are welcome to invite a loved one to attend this meeting with you.
Once your health care team has determined you can go home, you should know:
- who to call if you have a problem,
- which medication you have been given and the possible side effects,
- the danger signals relevant to your condition,
- when you can go back to work and resume normal activities,
- information regarding special devices or equipment that you might need to use,
- follow-up appointments with your family physician and specialists.
This information can improve your recovery and your health. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have before leaving the hospital.
Staff will contact your designated contact when you are ready to be picked up.
If your family transports you by wheelchair to the main lobby at the time of discharge, simply leave the wheelchair in the main lobby, and we will have it taken back to the unit.
There are times when procedures may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. We appreciate your patience. We will not tolerate shouting, threatening behaviour, demanding behaviour, physical abuse or swearing.
While you are in hospital you may be asked to sign a consent form for specific procedures and/or surgery. Before signing a consent form, you should have information about and understand what will be done; the purpose, expected benefits, potential complications, alternatives and consequences of not proceeding with the recommended procedure. If you have questions regarding consent, please discuss this with your physician. The decision to accept or refuse treatment is yours.
Health Care Directive
A Health Care Directive is a personal care document that describes your wishes for your care, in the event that you are unable to make those wishes known. If you have such a document, please advise our staff when you are admitted. For more information on Health Care Directives, please ask your health care provider.
Experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms?
In the days leading up to your surgery, if you are experiencing any cold/flu symptoms please contact your physician or surgeon’s office.
On the day of your surgery, if you are experiencing the cold/flu symptoms please call the Day Surgery Department at 204-785-7405.
Designated Smoking Areas
Please restrict smoking to our designated smoking areas only. Manitoba law requires smokers to be 25 feet away from a building entrance.