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St George’s Anaesthetic and Recovery departments are working hard together to maintain the highest quality of patient care and improve our standards continuously. We measure our quality outcomes were we can to constantly improve.

In October-December 2019, a review of patient’s postoperative care in the recovery rooms at St George’s Hospital found that:

  • 97% of patients had no nausea or vomiting after operations
  • 97% of patients woke up feeling nice and warm
  • 90% of patients had only minimal pain

Did you know that in many cases you can drink clear fluids up to 2 hours before surgery? Still too many patients stop drinking too early. We are working hard to change this and would like you to feel well hydrated on your day of surgery.

More information about your anaesthetic

If you are having a surgical operation or procedure you may require an anaesthetic, but what does this really mean to you as a patient?
There are different methods of delivering anaesthesia such as “general”, “regional” and “local”, which may be used alone or in combination.
The most appropriate type of anaesthesia to be used depends on different factors but most importantly is based on you and your procedure. This will be discussed with you before the procedure by your anaesthetist and the preoperative assessment team.

Follow the link below to view some of the information that is available to our patients here at St George’s.

https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/patient-information