Fasting - 'nil-by-mouth'
- Sometimes it is necessary to stop patients eating and drinking anything except water prior to procedures
- Food in the stomach can cause complications when patients are under general anaesthetic
- If you are required to fast prior to a procedure we will make sure that you are given food and drink as soon as safely possible afterwards
- If your procedure is delayed or cancelled we will also make sure that you are given something to eat and drink as soon as possible