Having an Operation
Some children may need to have an operation as part of their treatment. Sometimes this is a planned event such as needing to have tonsils removed, but other times this is unexpected for example, with a broken leg. Preparing for an operation and the care that is needed afterwards is very similar for planned or emergency operations.
It can help to prepare your child for their operation if they are given simple, honest explanations about why they are coming into hospital and what will happen. This will help them to recover faster and cope better with the experience.
You and your child may like to watch this short video before coming to hospital for an operation. It explains what your child can expect to happen, and will help to answer some of the questions you both may have.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.