If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come unless you hear otherwise.
To help keep everyone safe, only one parent or carer can attend. No other family or friends can visit.
See all our information about COVID-19, including steps we are taking to keep you safe.

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

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

This leaflet explains more about pain relief for your child once you leave hospital.

Pain management for your child

This booklet explains some of the ways in which pain can be prevented or treated while your child is in hospital.

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

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

This leaflet outlines some of the specialised techniques that may be 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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