Registration and admission

Together with our in-patient physicians, we look after everything that’s needed between your accident or the start of your illness and your return to your normal life. And to make it easier for you to prepare for your stay with us, below we have put together a summary of all important information.

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How to prepare at home
If you have been given medication for your operation (e.g. anticoagulants or painkillers), you should take these before you are admitted to our clinic as discussed with your physician.

If you are to be admitted the day before your operation, this will normally be in the early afternoon. If you are to be admitted on the day of your operation, this will be between 6:15 am and approx. 3:00 pm. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to arrive at a specific time (e.g. due to public transport).

Please also fill in the personal information form at home and bring this with you for admission. If the documents include an anaesthesia questionnaire, please also complete this and bring it with you. When you arrive at our clinic, please report to Reception. You will be expected and our Room Service will accompany you to your room.

Transport /Arrival
We recommend organising the trip to the clinic and back home in good time. If you cannot find a way to get to the clinic or back home after your stay, we are here to help you. You can contact Patient Administration directly:

Tel.+41 71 335 06 04
Fax+41 71 335 06 55
Mon – Fri8:00 am – 12:00 midday and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Health issues
If you suddenly experience health issues shortly before admission, or if you are suffering from the flu or a cold, please contact our Patient Administration:

Tel.+41 71 335 06 04
Fax+41 71 335 06 55
Mon – Fri8:00 am – 12:00 midday and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Preparing for your operation
On the day of your operation, you must not use any cosmetics or wear any jewellery, hair clips or dentures. If the operation is on your legs or arms, nail varnish on the side to be operated on must be removed. Artificial nails must be removed for hand or foot operations. If further preparations are needed, our competent care specialists will discuss these with you.

If you are admitted to the clinic the day before your operation, our care specialists will give you precise instructions regarding what you can or cannot eat or drink.

Clear liquids are permitted up to three hours before the operation. These include water, tea (with sugar but without milk) as well as black coffee. You must not drink any milk or juice. Patient Administration will tell you the exact time after which you are no longer permitted to eat or drink from 4:00 pm on the day before your operation.

We will discuss the type of anaesthesia to be used with you during your preceding narcosis meeting. There are three main types of anaesthesia: During local anaesthesia (“localised narcosis”), only a small localised area is anaesthetised. During regional anaesthesia (“partial narcosis”), the anaesthetised area covers a larger section of your body. And during general anaesthesia (“full narcosis”), the patient is put to sleep.

At Berit Clinic, we use all methods of anaesthesia. The choice depends on the operation and your pre-existing conditions. For this reason, the anaesthetist needs full information about the state of your health. Please complete the anaesthesia questionnaire as fully as possible. This will be discussed with you during your anaesthesia consultation.

We use the latest anaesthetics in order to minimise the strain on your system and ensure greatest possible safety. During regional anaesthesia, you can stay awake, sleep or listen to music.

After the operation, you will be brought to the recovery room, where you will be monitored by expert personnel before you are moved to the ward. For minor or out-patient procedures, you will be brought to the outpatient department or directly to your room.

Medical supervision
The team of physicians at Berit Clinic and our in-patient physicians who perform surgery are qualified specialists in their field. They offer consultations either at the clinic or in their own practice as established physicians in a wider regional environment.

Qualified specialists are available to you all hours of the day:

  • Orthopaedics
  • General internal medicine
  • Anaesthesia

Our physicians aim to offer individualised optimal care to our patients at all times.

Daily nursing ward routine
The fixed daily times are:

7:00 am – 7:15 amNight shift/early shift care report
from 7:30 amBreakfast in your room
from 8:00 amBreakfast in the restaurant
9:00 am – 11:00 amTherapy, bath if applicable
12:00 middayLunch in the restaurant or in your room
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmEarly shift/late shift care report
2:10 pm – 2:45 pmCare visits to patient beds
2:45 pm – 4:30 pmTherapies
from 5:30 pmDinner in the restaurant or in your room
from 9:30 pmNight shift starts

If you are undergoing a more extensive procedure, such as a hip, knee or spine operation, our physiotherapists will prepare you for your follow-up treatment in person even before the operation. After your operation, you will receive specialised, strength-building physiotherapy tailored to your individual needs in accordance with the operating physician’s instructions. Four to five days after your operation, you will be able to use the fitness pool heated to a temperature of 34 degrees in the presence of your physiotherapist. For insurance reasons, we ask you to bring along trainers, full-cover slippers or sandals with back straps for your physiotherapy. If your operation is on your knees, please remember your crutches.

Room Service
We care about your well-being. We will look after your flowers, bring you your daily newspaper and mail and organise meals for your guests. Just let us know your personal requests. We will be happy to perform them whenever possible.

Catering / Restaurant
Berit Clinic provides several different tasty meal options. You can choose from different menu variants. The menu and up-to-date weekly menu schedule are available for you in your room. If you have any questions or anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to ask our Room Service or nursing staff.

Enjoy a beautiful panorama from our publicly accessible restaurant while having a meal or drink with your relatives.

Smoking at the clinic
Smoking is generally prohibited at Berit Clinic. Patients who are mobile can visit the smoking lounge on the ground floor.

Visiting hours
Our private patients can receive visitors at any time. However, we ask you to keep in mind your medical care and physiotherapy appointments.

You are welcome to receive gifts. However, we ask your visitors not to bring candles or potted plants in soil. Vases are available on the wards. Plants using hydroponics/in granules are also permitted.

Car parks
Our car parks are free of charge for your visitors. Please take note of our route map for arrivals by car or public transport. The clinic is within walking distance from the nearest stop.

We will bring any mail or other deliveries such as flowers addressed to you to your room. You can submit any letters to be sent out at our Reception or give them to your Room Service.

Internet/mobile phones
Private and semi-private patients can use our free WiFi. Mobile phones may be used at our clinic.

Please do not take any valuables with you during your stay at the clinic. Your room has a lockable safe for cash or jewellery. Berit Clinic does not accept liability for your valuables.

Leaving the clinic area
Please only leave the clinic area after speaking to our nursing team. We do not accept liability if you act otherwise.

Follow-up treatment and dispensing of medicines after release
Your operating physician and nursing staff will provide you with individualised, extensive information about follow-up treatments, check-ups and any other particularities. We will tell you exactly when and how long for you need to take your medication.

Patient feedback
We care about your feedback after staying at Berit Clinic. It allows us to improve continuously. Our staff will give you a feedback questionnaire. You can complete this during your stay or at home. Two to four weeks after your release, you will be sent a questionnaire from an independent quality measurement institute. This survey covers all hospitals in Switzerland. This will ask you to comment on your stay anonymously. We thank you in advance for your active cooperation to ensure ever better quality.

Release from clinic
Everything you need to know about your release will be discussed with you in good time. We ask you to stick to the release times between 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Please settle any outstanding personal expenditure for phone use, drinks, etc. at our Reception when you leave, either in cash or by card.

Journey home
Please plan your journey home on the day of your release early on and prepare this well. Depending on your operation, you may not be able to drive yourself and should be picked up and/or accompanied. If you need a taxi after your stay, we are here to help you. Please contact a staff member of Patient Administration. They will be happy to help.

Rehabilitation/recovery at Berit Niederteufen
We aim to help you convalesce, restore your quality of life and allow you to return to your normal day-to-day environment. We take a holistic approach to your health and offer specific, tailored rehabilitation and recovery. Your operating physician will give you extensive, personal advice about the option of a rehabilitation or recovery period following on from your operation. Our Patient Administration team will be happy to help with further details before and during your stay at the clinic. The benefits of rehabilitation/recovery at Berit Clinic are obvious:

  • Operation and immediately following rehabilitation/recovery
  • No interruption to your treatment
  • Simplified administrative processes
  • No need for another admissions process
  • Treatment team includes orthopaedic specialists

Registration and admission