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    Our patient information section gives you access to all the leaflets that you may be given through your journey as a patient.

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Your Anaesthetic at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (279 KB)

This leaflet gives you a comprehensive overview about types of anaesthetics

If you would like more anaesthetic information and in greater detail you can download the following leaflets:

Anaesthetics explained (237 KB)

This leaflet gives you information about your pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery

General Anaesthetics and Sedation (259 KB)

This leaflet gives you more detailed information about a General anaesthetic and Sedation

Regional anaesthetics (296 KB)

This leaflet gives you more detailed information about:

  • Spinal anaesthetic
  • Epidural anaesthetic
  • Nerve blocks for your arm or leg surgery

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has some patient resources available, which you can access through this page.

Our Responsibility

Ask you about your communication needs
When you are first contacted by our hospital you will be asked whether you have any communication needs that we can help with. If for example you require a sign language interpreter for an appointment, we will arrange one for you.
Record those needs clearly and in a set way
We will record communications needs in a clear way so that there is a good process for assisting you.
Highlight in your notes that you have an additional need along with how we can meet your need
We will record your communications needs so that we can prepare properly when you visit us.
With your permission, share information about your needs with other health partners
We will work with our partners to make sure your communication needs are documented and understood by everyone who cares for you.
Take steps to ensure that people receive information which they can access and understand, and receive communication support if they need it.
We will make sure that the information we create is available in different formats so that we can meet your communications needs.

COVID-19: ensuring you get the right information 

Due to COVID-19, we have made some changes to make visiting our site as safe as possible. Our highest priority is ensuring you are safe and feel reassured. We have adapted the guidance we offer to make sure you feel informed and confident when you visit. Please see below for more information.

COVID-19 Patient Information