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  • The hospital will tell you how to prepare for your surgery, such as when you have to stop eating or drinking.
  • Once you are given your surgery date and time, it is important that you let the hospital know that you can come on that day so they do not cancel your booking for surgery.
  • For your peace of mind, make sure all the things you would normally have to do at home and work are taken care of while you are in hospital.
  • If you get sick just before your surgery, let the hospital know – you might need to have your surgery moved to another day.

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Reviewed on: 12-10-2015