Eating and Drinking Instructions

You will find instructions on when you can and can’t eat and drink in your information pack. Please ensure that you follow them.

General Anaesthetic

If you are having a general anaesthetic it is vitally important that you have an empty stomach before your procedure. This means no eating or drinking before surgery for a time specified in your information pack.

Local Anaesthetic

If you are having a local anaesthetic, you may be allowed to eat and drink prior to the procedure. This will be clearly indicated in your information pack.