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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Going to the operating theatre

You may wait for some time from your arrival to when you are taken to theatre. It is important to remain warm during as this can reduce the risk of infection. The hospital provide a thin gown which you will wear during the operation. You should bring a dressing gown as the hospital may be cooler than your home. We will endeavour to keep you up to date about expected waiting times. A book or magazine may help pass the time.

Most patients attending hospital for day case surgery are able to walk to theatre with a health care assistant, so please ensure you bring appropriate footwear (well-fitting slippers) and a dressing gown as the hospital does not provide these.