On the day
Before you come in to the Sunderland Day Case Centre, please bath or shower and remove all nail varnish, makeup and jewellery. Please take any prescribed medication. A very small quantity of water can be taken with tablets. If you are unsure or have any problems, please ring the centre to seek advice. You will be asked to come in to the centre at either 8am or 1pm. Please come to the reception desk in the centre where staff will check your details. If you have changed your GP
recently, please inform the staff.
Following your arrival, you will be allocated a bed space. Each bed space has its own clothes locker, easy chair and curtain screen. The ward area accommodates both men and women. If you have any concerns about mixed accommodation, please contact the centre. Children are admitted to a separate ward area.
Eating and drinking
It is very important that you follow the instructions you're given about eating and drinking if you are going to have a general anaesthetic. These instructions are for your own safety and if you fail to follow them, your operation may be cancelled.
Please do not eat anything after midnight the night before your operation. You may drink tea, coffee or squash but not milk or alcohol so long as you finish drinking before 6am. You must not eat sweets or chew gum.
You may have a light breakfast such as tea and toast before 9am. You may drink tea, coffee or squash but not milk or alcohol so long as you finish drinking before 11am. You must not eat sweets or chew gum.