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Pre-Surgery Admission Information

Preparing for your admission

To achieve the best possible outcome from your hospital stay please follow these simple preparations and guidelines.

 

MEDICATIONS

It is important that we know about the medication you are currently taking. Please ensure you have notified us of your medications prior to your admission date. Please also bring all medications that you normally take with you on the day of admission in the original packaging.

You may get written advice regarding medications at your pre-operative assessment, please ensure you follow any direct requests from your clinicians.

If you have any questions about stopping your medication please contact your GP for advice.

If you are on blood thinning medication like Warfarin, you may need to stop this for a short period before your procedure - please contact your GP or Kingsbridge Private Hospital on 028 9066 7878 prior to your appointment.

 

  What To Bring
   Your admission letter
   Any records, X-rays, MRIs, CTsor other scans (including images on discs)
   Nightwear, dressing gown (inpatients only)
   Slippers, or soft shoes
   Warm clothes
   Mobile phones, tablets and laptops can be used in your bedroom

 

 

  Please Do Not Bring
   Large amounts of money or jewellery
   Any personal electrical items which require a main supply
   Any alcohol

 

It is important to stay warm before surgery as this will help lower the risk of post-operative complications, however please be advised that the hospital environment may be cooler than your own home. Please bring additional clothing to help keep comfortably warm.

 

PRE-ADMISSION PREPARATION

Please follow all fasting instructions provided prior to admission, failure to comply will result in your surgery being cancelled.

Please refer to the separate fasting guidance as detailed below.

 

Pre-operative Fasting Instructions

 

It is essential that you follow the fasting instructions detailed below. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your surgery.

  Morning Surgery Fasting Timetable
Χ   DO NOT EAT anything after 12 midnight
Χ  DO NOT EAT sweets or chew chewing gum on the day of admission
Χ   DO NOT DRINK fizzy drinks or milk after 12 midnight
   You may drink WATER ONLY until 5.30am

 

  Afternoon Surgery Fasting Timetable
Χ   DO NOT EAT anything after 6.30am
Χ  DO NOT EAT sweets or chew chewing gum on the day of admission
Χ   DO NOT DRINK fizzy drinks or milk after 6.30am
   You may drink WATER ONLY until 10.30am

 

  Evening Surgery Fasting Timetable
Χ   DO NOT EAT anything after 11.00am
Χ  DO NOT EAT sweets or chew chewing gum on the day of admission
Χ   DO NOT DRINK fizzy drinks or milk after 11.00am
   You may drink WATER ONLY until 3.30pm

 

You may however take your usual morning medication with sips of water unless you have been specifically asked to stop by your consultant/nurse.

If you are a smoker it is important that you try to stop smoking at least one week in advance of your surgery. This may help to reduce complications during and after your surgery.