Preparing for Surgery

You will be provided with a scheduled surgery date and reporting in time.


For General Anaesthetic, nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to your report time at Braemar Hospital
For Local Anaesthetic/IV please check directly with Anglesea OMS
For local anaesthetic, no fasting is required


take all your regular medications with a small sip of water.

Diabetic patients or those on blood thinners (Warfarin, Aspirin, Persantin, Dipyridamole, Dabigatran, Pradaxa) are to obtain specific advice from their surgeon


it is preferable not to smoke for at least 24 hours prior to surgery


Let your surgeon or anaesthetist know if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of a cold or flu.

Herbal Remedies

All herbal remedies should be discontinued 1 week prior to surgery.

Are you ready for your surgery?

Have you:

  • Completed and returned your Braemar Pre-admission form? (if you are having a general anaesthetic)
  • Completed your Anglesea OMS Health questionnaire? (if you are having intravenous sedation or local anaesthetic only)
  • Have you read your information pack?
  • Have you organized a responsible caregiver? (not just a driver to drive you home)
  • Have you suitable food and drinks at home for after your surgery?
  • Have you confirmed your attendance for surgery?