If you are coming into hospital for surgery then there
are some practical rules to observe.
You must not eat or drink anything for 4-6 hours prior to an
operation or a general anaesthetic.
If you are to be admitted on the day of surgery and have not
yet been given specific instructions about your diet, please ring
Matron or the Sister in charge for advice.
On the day of surgery, please do not wear any make-up, nail
varnish or jewellery. (Wedding rings however are permitted.)
Following treatment, we will advise you on how long your
recovery will take and what you should be doing to aid the healing
process. It is important that you do not drive on the same day as an
anaesthetic, so if you are leaving on the day of the operation,
please ensure you arrange for someone to collect you. If you are
having a general anaesthetic, you will not be fit to drive yourself.
It is also important that you do not start driving until you have
had a full nights rest. Whoever collects you should stay with you
for 24 hours following the anaesthetic.
If you wish, we would be happy to show you around our hospital
before your admission. This will help you to familiarise yourself
with where you will be staying and to quell any worries. To arrange
a visit please contact Matron who will arrange for a member of staff
to show you around.