What happens after the operation?
When your operation has finished you will wake up in the recovery room. You can start to drink once you are more alert and the nurse tells you that you can. When you are comfortable and your nurse is happy with your recovery you will then be taken back to Ward 4, Ward 5 or the High Dependency Unit (HDU) on Ward 4. Sometimes you may need to be cared for in the HDU on ward 7 or in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
You will be monitored closely overnight, feel free to ignore us and keep sleeping unless we ask you questions. You may not want to drink very much at first but fluid can be given through a drip to keep you hydrated. You can eat and drink once you feel you want to. You can have visitors for a short while in the evening after your operation.