Information for Parents

This is where we have good information about practical aspects of coming to hospital such as fasting prior to anaesthesia, what to do with regular medications, how we start the anaesthetic, why some kids are first and some are last on the list, coughs and colds – and lots more.

The “Sticks and Stones” section has useful information about how to talk to kids coming for surgery. We suggest a basic approach of being honest and keeping any explanations simple and at a level that’s right for your child.