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Last updated: 30 March, 2020 15:59pm

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Preparing for Hospital

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched Fitter Better Sooner – a patient information toolkit aimed at advising patients on how to prepare for going in to hospital and encouraging them to improve their health before surgery.

The toolkit consists of one main leaflet, six specific leaflets on some of the most common surgical procedures and an animation.

Having an operation is a major event in a patient’s life and many will have had limited exposure to hospitals. But there is much patients can do ahead of surgery to reduce anxiety and aid a speedy and successful recovery.

You can download the tooolkit, here.

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