Strike action will be taking place from 7am Saturday 24 February 2024 to Thursday 28 February 2024. Please continue to attend your appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

The strike action may mean our A&E is a lot busier than usual, which means the waiting times will be longer. If you need help which is not life threatening, please use 111, Pharmacies, GPs or Urgent Treatment Centres. Thank you for your understanding during this period.

Coming in for an operation

The following short video clips are designed to show different aspects of coming into Nottingham Children's hospital for surgery.

We follow Joe’s story (day-case hernia repair) and Megan’s story (having back surgery). There are also videos explaining different aspects of pain relief from simple oral medicines to the methods used after major surgery.

Joe's story

Day-case surgery

Mr Singh, a consultant paediatric surgeon, answers some commonly asked questions following day-case surgery.

Pain relief after day-case surgery

Dr Jon Davies, a consultant anaesthetist, answers some commonly asked questions about pain relief following day-case surgery. 

Epidural pain relief

Dr Maguire, a consultant anaesthetist, answers some commonly asked questions about epidural pain relief in children.

In-patient children's surgery

Information video for families about in-patient children’s surgery. Megan is coming into hospital for an operation to straighten her back, (scoliosis surgery.) This is her story.

Pre-operative assessment

Information video for families about pre-operative assessment. This is what happened when Megan came in for a preoperative assessment with Dr John Emery, Consultant Anaesthetist, before her back operation. Note that some of the topics discussed in this video relate to scoliosis or other complex surgery only.

Information about pain relief after major surgery

Michelle, a specialist pain management nurse, explains some different pain relief techniques to Megan and her Mum. Note that some of the pain relief techniques discussed are used mainly in scoliosis or other complex surgery. Patient controlled analgesia (PCA) is a commonly used technique and is described here.