We are delighted that you have chosen Phoenix Hospital Group for your operation.
We would be grateful if you would spend a few minutes completing this questionnaire as soon as possible. This will then be reviewed by our Pre-assessment Nurse.
Failure to complete this questionnaire may result in your procedure being cancelled on the day. The Pre-assessment Nurse will liaise with your consultant anaesthetist to decide whether any tests or investigations are needed, to ensure your anaesthetic is the safest possible.
FASTING PRIOR TO ADMISSION
Patients having general anaesthetic (GA), sedation or Lidocaine/Ketamine Infusion are required to stop eating 6 hours prior to their admission. Patients undergoing local anaesthetic (LA) are required to stop eating 2 hours prior to their admission.
Regardless of the anaesthetic, up to 2 hours prior to the admission time patients are strongly encouraged to drink clear fluids. This prevents unnecessary dehydration. After the 2 hours cut off, nothing should be consumed.
If your Consultant has advised you differently to the above guidelines, please follow their direct advice.
If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-assessment Nurse on:
0203 075 2338 (Weymouth Street Hospital)
01245 801234 (Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford)