What You Need To Know

When it is time to go to Theatre

A ward nurse will go with you. Most people go to Theatre on a bed or trolley. You may be able to walk. If you are walking, you will need your dressing gown and slippers.

You can wear your glasses, hearing aids and dentures into Theatre. If you are having a local or regional anaesthetic, you may keep them on. Jewellery and decorative piercing should be removed. If you cannot remove your jewellery, it can be covered with tape to prevent damage to it or to your skin.

On arrival, the ward and theatre nurses will check your ID bracelet, your name, date of birth, and will ask you about other details in your medical records as a final check that you are having the right operation.

Need more information?

Contact our friendly team who will be happy to help.