Can I eat before I come to the hospital?
You will be told about not eating or drinking for a certain time before you come to hospital if you are going to have a general anaesthetic or some procedures. Usually this means not eating a full meal for several hours beforehand, and not drinking for a shorter time before you come to the hospital. If you are in any doubt, ring the number in the appointment letter or speak to your doctor or nurse if you already know who they are. Eating well is important, both before you come to hospital and after your treatment.