The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Pre-assessment patient leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Infection, prevention and control for families

Description
This leaflet explains how you can help us minimise risk of infections whilst your child is in hospital.

Managing your child's pain at home after surgery

Description
Information about pain relief for your child once you leave hospital.

Pain management for your child

Description
Information about some of the ways pain can be prevented or treated while your child is in hospital.

pre-assessment - what it is and why it is important

Description
This leaflet explains what pre-assessment is and why it is important for your child to have a pre-assessment before their operation, procedure or planned test.

Specialised pain relief methods for your child

Description
Information about some of the techniques that are used to provide pain relief (analgesia) for your child during or after surgery. Your child's anaesthetic doctor will discuss these with you before an operation if they are appropriate.
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