Take the dressings down and replace with gauze and a crepe bandage.
From a motor vehicle insurance point of view, the minimum time will be after your post-operative appointment.
No that is organised for you and you will receive this before you leave the hospital.
For all certificates call the rooms after surgery.
Hospitals are busy places and beds are required for other sick people requiring treatment. You will be discharged when pain is controlled by oral medication and you are safe on crutches/frame.
Your surgeon will see you in the pre-operative holding area before your operation or earlier if there are any relevant issues.
No, there may be a wait depending on the order of the list as to what time you have your operation.
Yes it is very important to bring all relevant X-rays with you.
Yes you can, even on the day of surgery with a small sip of water. Patients with diabetes and those on blood thinning tablets will have special instructions.