All about going to sleep

When it is your turn one of the nurses will come and collect you from the waiting room. They always check your name and what operation or test you are expecting to have.

One of your parents/carers can usually come with you to the anaesthetic room (where you go to sleep). They will stay with you while you go to sleep and then will wait nearby until you wake up. Your anaesthetist will stay with you the whole time you are asleep.

ODPs help anaesthetists to look after you and some monitors will also make sure you are OK.

While you are going to sleep you can usually watch a video or maybe play a game on of our iPads. Your anaesthetist will either use the tiny tube in your hand or the special mask to make you go to sleep – magic cream means the tiny tube will not feel sore.

Watch a tour of Children's theatres here.

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