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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

About your procedure

You should understand the benefits and the risks of the anaesthetic and the surgery which you are going to have.


The Royal College of Anaesthetists provides a range of patient information leaflets and short videos which are accessible using the links in the sidebar.

These include:

  • General anaesthesia - ‘You and your anaesthetic’
  • Spinal anaesthesia
  • Nerve blocks for surgery on the shoulder or arm
  • Local anaesthesia for eye operations
  • Anaesthesia for children

We recommend you use the related link to the left of this page to find out about your anaesthetic. Alternatively, the leaflets are available as downloads below.



Patient Information Leaflets for a range of procedures are provided at out-patient clinics.

Additional Documents

Sedation Explained , Modified: 24/12/2020 10:59AM | Download: Sedation Explained
Local Anaesthesia For Eye Operations , Modified: 24/12/2020 10:59AM | Download: Local Anaesthesia For Eye Operations
Your spinal anaesthetic, Modified: 18/02/2019 2:55PM | Download: Your spinal anaesthetic