Cornwall Community Hospital is home to a modern, state-of-the-art Operating Room constructed during the hospital’s capital redevelopment project in 2014. Today, more than 6,000 surgeries are performed annually at Cornwall Community Hospital by our highly qualified, compassionate, and multidisciplinary team of operating room health care workers and physicians.
CCH is a participating hospital in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®).
Depending on the type of operation, you may go home the same day or be admitted to a hospital bed in our Inpatient Surgery Unit. If you are going home on the same day, you will return to the DSU after your visit to the PACU to continue your recovery and prepare for going home.
At CCH, maintaining a culture of quality and safety is a priority. We use a Surgical Safety Checklist, which is a series of questions (in the form of a checklist) that the surgical team will go through with you and with each other during various phases of your surgical journey.
The most important person involved in your surgery is YOU, the soon to be patient. The checklists below provide you with important questions and some "to-dos" to help you become familiar with your planned treatment and actively participate in your plan of care, to ensure your maximal recovery.
No planned surgery can be performed without your informed consent. When you agree to surgery, you are effectively appointing your surgeon to act in your best interests while you are anaesthetized. Topics you may wish to discuss with your Surgeon are:
Depending on the procedure and the patient’s individual general health, recovery time will vary from person to person. In order to plan your recovery, you may wish to discuss question, like the ones listed below with your Physician.
Other than your Surgeon, YOU, have the most important role to play in your surgery and recovery period. Here are some tips that you can discuss with your Doctor, to help you get ready for your best possible outcome.
Arrive early for your Pre Admission Clinic Interview – Make sure you bring all your medications in their original bottles. Please make sure you are accompanied by family or a close friend, to assist you if necessary
Remove all jewellery! If you have a ring, or body piercings that you are unable to remove, you must go to a Jeweller and have them cut off.
Do not bring jewellery or valuables to the hospital, as the hospital is not responsible for misplaced or lost items. If you wear glasses or a hearing aide(s), make sure you bring a protective case and extra batteries. Please make sure to store all items in their protective cases, labeled with your name, when not in use.
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Cornwall Community Hospital is located on the traditional lands of the Akwesasne Mohawks and their ancestors. We are forever grateful to those who had been on these lands before us and through their stewardship and connection to the land, have made it what it is now. Read our full Land Acknowledgement here.
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