Patients and visitors / Day patients

After your procedure

After your treatment, you will be taken to the recovery area and when you’re feeling a bit better, back to the Day Surgery Unit (DSU).

Your nursing team will talk to you about your general care and answer any questions you may have. They will monitor you and you will be offered a light meal.

Your consultant will visit you before you leave to discuss the outcome of your procedure. Your nurse will discuss any necessary aftercare.

If you have any questions about your aftercare, please discuss them with your nurse before leaving the hospital. Any medication will be prepared for you by our pharmacy team, who will explain how and when to take it.

A member of the nursing team will call you at home within 48 hours of discharge to check on your progress.

Leaving the hospital

You should arrange for someone to take you home. If travelling by taxi, a friend or relative should accompany you.

Anaesthetic agents can have varying effects on patient’s judgement – so it is advised that you do not drive, operate heavy machinery, sign any legal documents or undertake any activities requiring careful judgement for at least 24 hours after your procedure. It is also advised that you do not consume any alcohol or take any sleeping tablets during this time.

If you have any concerns about your health once you are at home, please contact the ward or your consultant.

If the situation is urgent, you should go to your nearest NHS accident and emergency department.

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