Strike action by junior doctors will take place at our hospital and community sites from 7am on Tuesday 11 April to 7am on Saturday 15 April. We'll contact you if you or your child’s appointment is affected. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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

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

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.

Removal of accessory digits in babies under LA

This leaflet explains about additional little finger(s) or toe(s) and how they are corrected.

Routine pregnancy tests before a planned operation/procedure

This leaflet answers your questions about having a routine pregnancy test before your operation/procedure. It explains why itis necessary for all female patients who are 12 years old and above.

Safeguarding children

Information about the children's safeguarding processes at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Stoma care – your child and their stoma

The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about your child's stoma.

Surgical care during pandemic

This leaflet outlines the procedures that need to be followed for safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ultrasound - your child's ultrasound

This information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having an ultrasound scan.
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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.