If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you come unless you hear otherwise. See all our information about COVID-19, including our most current visiting information.

Rail and tube strikes are planned for Tuesday 21 June, Thursday 23 June and Saturday 25 June. If your child has an appointment with us, please plan ahead and still try to attend. If you are unable to get to your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Anaesthetics useful resources

Patient information leaflets

These are 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

Self-isolation guidance for surgery

Description
This leaflet gives instructions to follow if your child is having surgery.

Social distancing guidance for surgery

Description
This leaflet gives instructions to follow if your child is having surgery.

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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Kiah's forest journey with Monkey

Kiah's forest journey

Our children's book follows Kiah as she goes to Evelina London to have an operation.

It can be used with your child to help explain anaesthesia too them. Please ask your nurse for a copy.

Useful websites

The Royal College of Anaesthetists – this website provides information for children and parents about having an anaesthetic.

More patient information leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.