Important information for relatives after an operation
Direct contact by telephone
If your relative has granted permission, you may telephone the contact nurse in the medical ward for information regarding the health status of your relative. The medical ward staff will answer the telephone 24/7, although the afternoon hours are normally the best time to call.
When will the operation be completed?
The scheduled operation time is preliminary. However, we aim to achieve a smooth flow from the medical ward to the preoperative holding bay, onto the operating ward and then the recovery room. Depending on the length of the surgery and the need for medication and nursing care, the patient will return to the medical ward when fully awake with a satisfactory level of pain medication and stable vital signs.
The time from when a patient leaves the medical ward and returns after surgery can vary between 3-8 hours.
Visiting hours are between 1 pm and 7 pm each day. This allows patients and hospital staff sufficient time for medical rounds and lunch.
Flowers for patients are appreciated and vases are available to lend. Please avoid strongly fragrant flowers due to allergies.
Visitors are encouraged to use the hand disinfectant located outside the medical ward and in the patient’s room to reduce the risk of spreading unwanted bacteria. Use the disinfectant before and after your visit.
Do not visit the medical ward if you have a bacterial infection or virus.
You may use your own mobile phone in the medical wards.
You may send mail to patients staying as an inpatient at the hospital. Mail should be sent to: Sophiahemmet’s medical ward 2 or 3, Building O, Box 5605, 114 86 Stockholm.