Surgery patient information 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

General anaesthetic (for your child)

This leaflet gives information about your child having a general anaesthetic.

Hirschsprung's disease

This leaflet explains about Hirschprung's disease and the treatment options for your baby.

How to take an MRSA swab at home

This leaflet explains how to take an MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) swab from your child at home.

Inguinal hernia repair

This leaflet explains about the procedure to repair your baby's inguinal hernia.


The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a loopogram.

Necrotising enterocolitis

This leaflet explains about necrotising enterocolitis. It explains what it is, the symptoms of it, the diagnostic process, the treatments available and the prognosis.

Paediatric outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (p-OPAT) service

Information about the paediatric outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (p-OPAT) service. It explains how the service works and what to do if you have any questions or concerns about your child.

PEG-J care - looking after your child's feeding tube

Information on how to look after your child's PEG-J feeding tube at home.

Preparing your skin before surgery using chlorhexidine gluconate 2% cloths

This leaflet aims to answer your questions about how to prepare your skin before surgery. The purpose of preparing your skin before surgery is to ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed to reduce the amount of bacteria that is normally found on the skin. This will reduce the risk of you developing an infection.

Rectal washouts

This leaflet aims to teach parents how to perform rectal washouts safely on their baby at home. It explains the reasons for the treatment, the equipment involved, how to do the procedure, and how to deal with any potential problems, including who to contact and contact numbers.
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More patient information leaflets

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