We endeavour to make your child’s stay with us as safe and comfortable as possible. A parent or carer is welcome to stay overnight.

We encourage you as parent or carer to be with your child as they start their anaesthetic. The anaesthetist will discuss this with you in the admission area. 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, so you can focus on your child having surgery. If this is not possible, we suggest you bring additional support to help you while at the hospital.

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.

Please follow your surgeons’ instructions as to when to withhold food, fluids, milk, or breastmilk from your child. This is to ensure their safety during surgery

Please advise us in advance if your child has any dietary needs so we can make the necessary arrangements. You are more than welcome to bring any special food or drink for after their procedure however we will be providing refreshments.

If your child requires formula, drinking cup or baby bottle please bring these with you.

A small selection of nappies will be available, but you may wish to provide your own.