When your child is having surgery

We endeavour to make your child’s stay with us as safe and comfortable as possible. A parent or carer may stay overnight. Please contact the Hospital regarding availability of space and associated charges should you wish to stay.

On most occasions, we encourage a parent or carer to be with your child as they start their anaesthetic. Please discuss this with your Anaesthetist and Surgeon/Specialist. If you are unable to do so, a Nurse will stay with your child during this time. We aim to reunite the parents or carer with the child as soon as is practicable after the procedure.

We recommend that you do not bring other children with you to Hospital. If this is not possible, you will need to arrange additional support to help you.

We suggest bringing a favourite toy and any special items that assist in comforting your child. Also ensure that your child wears something clean and comfortable that is appropriate to their procedure along with a spare set of clothing.

You are more than welcome to bring any special food or drink for after their procedure however we will be providing refreshments.