Please arrange a relative or a friend to pick you up and transport you home. It is strongly advised that you make your journey home in a private transport, and it is advisable that someone stays. with you for 24 hours after your surgery.
Please note that anaesthetic and some painkillers can impair your judgment and physical ability following surgery therefore please don’t make important decisions or sign legal documents nor operate any machinery including driving for at least 48 hours post-surgery. Alcohol can alter the effect of some drugs therefore it is strongly advised that you refrain from drinking while you are taking your medications.
All these instructions will be provided for you in writing when you leave the hospital as well as details of your wound check appointment. Please keep your dressings and operation site dry until you see the surgeon or nurse for your one week post operative wound check appointment following surgery.
We don’t expect you to experience excessive bleeding or infection as these are extremely rare but if you feel suddenly unwell you have three options:
- Call the, North Bristol Private Hospital on 01179 114 000 available 24 hours a day for emergencies, during out of hours a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) will assess your condition and advise you further.
- Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Hospital.
- Dial 999.