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Medication is an important part of your treatment. When you come to hospital, we will ask you about the medicines you take. Please tell us if you are using:
You can help ensure safe medication use by:
It is important that you talk to your doctor about your medications prior to surgery.
You need to understand if you should take your usual medication on the day of your surgery.
Herbal or natural supplements should be stopped seven days prior to your procedure.
If you have diabetes, talk to your surgeon for a pre-operative plan before admission.
It is vital that you also inform your doctor and us if you have had any allergies or previous reactions to medications, food or latex etc. and the severity of that reaction.
We reduce the risks of a hospital stay with hand hygiene, preventing falls and blood clots, and medication safety. Read about keeping you safe in hospital.