If you’re visiting us as an inpatient, you’ll be staying with us for one or more nights. At The Lister Hospital we’ll ensure that your stay is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Once you’ve been given a date for your operation, you’ll receive a detailed confirmation letter and an explanatory guide on what to expect.
Your consultant may wish to assess you before your operation, which ensures that all pre-operative tests are completed before admission and facilitates a smooth admission on the day. Pre-admission assessment is undertaken at The Lister Hospital, or may be conducted by telephone by our pre-admission nurse.
Before you come into hospital
Before you come into The Lister Hospital, you may need to prepare for your operation by not eating or drinking for 4 – 6 hours before a general anaesthetic. We’ll ensure you’re fully informed and ready for surgery during the pre-admission process, so that it all goes as smoothly as possible.
What to bring with you
- Bring all relevant x-rays and scans
- Wear loose, comfortable clothes
- Wear glasses instead of contact lenses, which would need to be taken out before your operation
- Nightwear, dressing-gown and slippers
- Toiletries, including a facecloth or baby wipes
Your private room will be spotlessly clean, bright and quiet. You’ll have plenty of space for your own belongings, an en-suite bathroom and entertainment facilities including wi-fi. You’ll also find a directory in your room which details our inpatient services, from ordering newspapers or room service to information on contacting religious advisors.
Food and drink
Carefully prepared by our catering teams, our food and drink menu offers a wide choice and covers most dietary requirements. A dietician is also available to advise on your nutritional needs post-surgery.
During your stay you can also order refreshments for your visitors, who will be free to visit you at times that suit you.
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