Going to theatre

You will be escorted to the Day of Surgery Unit by a volunteer if you are having surgery or a procedure. Your file will be placed in a folder for confidentiality. One support person or carer may accompany you. You will be asked to take a seat until you are called by nursing staff who will prepare you for your procedure. You will then be escorted through to the procedural area where a nurse will ask you to confirm your medical history, will take your weight and height and assist you to change into the theatre attire.

Your surgeon and anaesthetist may visit you during this time. A pharmacist may discuss your medications with you also at this time.