Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. 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.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

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

Family Integrated Care (FICare) on the NNU

Description
Information about how Family Integrated Care can help you bond with your baby on the Neonatal Unit.

Follow-up in the plastic surgery dressings clinic for your child

Description
This leaflet provides information about what to do when your get home from your child's procedure and when to contact the hospital.

Gastroschisis and exomphalos

Description
Information about gastroschisis and exomphalos.

General anaesthetic (for your child)

Description
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about your child having a general anaesthetic.

Hirschsprung's disease

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

How to look after your child's gastrostomy at home - button

Description
This leaflet gives instructions on how to look after your child's button gastrostomy at home.

How to look after your child's gastrostomy at home - PEG

Description
This leaflet gives instructions on how to look after your child's PEG gastrostomy at home.

How to take an MRSA swab at home

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

Inguinal hernia repair

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