The pre-assessment clinic should give you clear instructions about eating and drinking. These instructions are important. If there is food or liquid in your stomach during your anesthetic, it could come up into your throat and damage your lungs.
If you are a smoker you should not smoke on the day of your operation.
If you are taking medicines: most medicines should be continued cefore and operation, but there are some important exceptions. You will need specific instruction form the pre-assessment team about your tablets.
If you feel unwell when you are due to come into the hospital, please telephone the office for advice.
This is a very useful opportunity for you to ask any questions that you have about the anesthetic and about coming into hospital generally. If the staff does not have all the answers you need, they will be able to help you find out more.