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Water welcome for young patients

10 April 2019


Young patients attending our hospital for surgery can now receive a ‘welcome drink’ served in a new brightly-coloured cup when they arrive on the children’s ward.

It can be distressing for children when they are not allowed to drink any water for long periods before an operation. But, following a review of fasting times for young patients carried out with the hospital’s anaesthetic team, our nursing team can now offer children booked for elective surgery a welcome drink when they arrive on Ward 10 on the day of their surgery.

Drinks are served in special child-friendly cups which show the amount of water allowed, depending on the age of the child.