Fasting Instructions for Adult Patients attending Day Surgery, CHH

Patient Leaflets Team

  • Reference Number: HEY1208/2021
  • Departments: Breast Services
Fasting Instructions for Adult Patients attending Day Surgery (DSU3), Castle Hill Hospital
  • Please eat normally the day before your operation unless otherwise instructed.
  • Your last meal should be before 7.00am on the day of your operation. This should be a light breakfast.
  • On the day of operation you may drink normally up until 7am.
  • Between 7.00am and 11.00am you may drink unlimited clear fluids.
CLEAR FLUIDS:
  • Water
  • Black tea / coffee
  • Herbal teas
  • Clear diluted squash

Please do not drink milk based products, fizzy drinks, fruit juices after 7.00am on the day of your operation.

Please do not eat boiled sweets or chewing gum after 7.00am on the day of your operation.

Please do not drink alcohol on the day of your operation.

Please do not smoke or vape on the day of your operation.

PLEASE NOTE:
Failure to adhere to these fasting instructions may result in your operation being cancelled.

Any queries, please contact the Breast Care Unit:

Telephone: (01482) 622679

email: hyp-tr.breastcareunit.nurses@nhs.net

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