Our Theatre Bookings team will contact you before the procedure to advise you of your admission time and provide you with any specific information about your time at the hospital with us. We’ll also give you a menu so you can choose what food you would like after your procedure.
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our Ward Nurses who will take you up to your en-suite room. They’ll help you get ready for your surgery and will do a few final checks with you. The surgeon and anaesthetist will come to your room to see how you’re doing and answer any last minute questions you may have.
Once your theatre slot arrives, one of our nursing team will come down to bring you up to the theatre. Many patients bring their own slippers for added comfort when walking through the hospital!
You’ll be taken into the Anaesthesia room, where our Anaesthetist & Anaesthetic Nurse (or ODP) will help you relax before you go under anaesthesia. You should feel perfectly comfortable during this process – our anaesthetists are highly experienced and will talk you through the whole process!
Once the anaesthesia takes effect, you will be taken into the theatre where the surgeon will perform the operation. There will be a full team in theatre to monitor you and assist the surgeon.
After the operation is complete, you’ll be taken into recovery where the anaesthetist and recovery nurse will ensure you are nice and stable once you have woken up. You may feel slightly light-headed, but this is normal and to be expected. Once the nurse and anaesthetist are happy with your recovery, you’ll be taken back to the ward where you will complete your recovery in an en-suite room.
The ward nurses will check on you regularly to make sure you are feeling ok and the pain is minimal. You’ll be given some food and water as well.
When you’re ready to go, you’ll be given your aftercare instructions that may contain post-op instruction leaflets and an emergency phone number should you need to contact us 24/7.
You cannot drive home after the surgery, so it’s crucial you arrange for someone to take you to and from our hospital. There is free parking on-site and plenty of space for them to wait for you during your procedure and recovery. Alternately, if they are more adventurous, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes within a short drive, as well as the Gemini Retail Park (Warrington), which includes shops such as Ikea, Next, Marks & Spencers and more. The Reception team can provide you with more information.