Fasting Instructions for Adult Patients attending Ward 16, CHH

Patient Leaflets Team

  • Reference Number: HEY1209/2021
  • Departments: Breast Services
Fasting Instructions for Adult Patients attending Ward 16, Castle Hill Hospital
  • Please eat normally the day before your operation unless otherwise instructed.
  • Your last meal should be before 12 midnight prior to your admission to the hospital.
  • On the day of operation, up until 6.00am, 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 or alcohol on the day of your operation.

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

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

If you are required to take medication on the morning of your operation, please do so before 6.00am with a large glass of water.

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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