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Before you leave hospital we will talk to you about:
You must not drive or go home by public transport. Therefore, you must make arrangements for someone to collect you. It is not appropriate to go home unaccompanied in a taxi. Please note that hospital transport and ambulances are not normally available for day patients.
After a general anaesthetic the anaesthetic drugs remain in your body for 24 hours and during this time they are gradually excreted from the body. You are under the influence of drugs during this time and therefore there are certain things that you should and should not do. You should:
You should not: