For certain operations you may be asked to attend a pre-admission clinic. You will be asked about your health and any prior hospital treatment. It is important that you tell the pre-admission clinic nurse about any allergies that you have, whether you suffer from asthma, hay fever or eczema, and about any medicines that you are taking (whether prescribed, herbal or over the counter).
We cater for a range of dietary requirements including:
- food allergies including dairy, nut and gluten
- Kosher, halal, vegan and vegetarian diets
If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us in advance of your admission by calling our switchboard on 0191 415 1272 and asking for the in-patient bookings team.
It may be required for you to stop any hormone medication including the contraceptive pill, HRT or other medication up to six weeks prior o surgery. Please check with your consultant if this is necessary. If you are currently taking aspirin, tamoxifen or regular herbal medication, please seek guidance from your consultant.
Please refer to your admission letter for details of your fasting times. Please refrain from chewing gum at least two hours prior to surgery.