The Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital,
Praed Street, London W2 1NY

Your admission to the Lindo Wing under the care of Professor Purkayastha

Thank you for choosing to have your procedure with our team here at the Lindo Wing. On the day of admission please remember not to eat or drink any thing except water for 6 hours prior to your procedure. Your anaesthetist should have contacted you about this and which medications to take and which not to take. If you have not been contacted by an anaesthetic team member please let Professor Purkayastha’s PA know and they will arrange this for you.

Please bring what you need for the duration of your stay. Most procedures with our team here are for over night stays or a few days only. The Lindo Wing provides towels and toiletries, but if you wish to bring your own, it may help you to feel more at home. Please also bring a few pairs of loosely fitting nightwear to be more comfortable at night. Please also bring your mobile phone, tablet, and laptop with the relevant chargers and or books that you may want to read while you are recuperating. Please also bring chewing gum which should be used ONLY AFTER your procedure, which helps to freshen your mouth and breath and helps to get your bowels moving sooner after most abdominal procedures.

On the day of admission, please travel to the Lindo Wing with plenty of time, so that you do not have to rush. The admission desk on the ground floor will be expecting you. Please see the team there and they will arrange for you to be escorted to your room, which may be on the first, second or third floors. Once settled here, a member of the nursing team will admit you, get you changed and arrange for a hospital bracelet to be printed that you will wear for the duration of your stay. Please ensure that you have any details of allergy at hand, especially if your allergy history is complex.

During your stay, you will have 2 named nurses looking after you every day and night and there is a resident medical doctor (RMO) available to the ward 24 hours a day. Professor Purkayastha will see you everyday during your admission, so if you have any questions for him please have those available to ask, he usually does his ward rounds in the morning.

You will be able to order your meals from the Lindo Wing menu on admission and every morning for your 3 meals and other dietary needs. If you have a relative that wants to stay with you, this is usually possible (but no during the COVID-19 time): so please do ask (there is usually a fee for this that is not covered by private medical insurance).

It is important that you stay mobile during your hospital stay, walking around the room and the ward once you are able, reduces risks of post surgical complications, such as clots in the legs (DVT) and chest infections. You may be given an in-spirometer (disposable breathing device) to use to carry out breathing exercises, please use this as directed and ask your named nurse to teach you how to use this if the instructions were not clear. Further information on how to use this can also be found on our website.

If you have any comments on your care please let us know directly by emailing info@lgsc.co.uk especially if you have any problems. Our team will be in touch with you for more feedback after your discharge and if you would like to provide a testimonial.

We would like your care to be of a standard that we would wants for our relatives and loved ones, and do everything we can to make your patient journey less stressful and more comfortable. Good luck with your procedure we will look after you like our own family. Thank you again for choosing us for your team.

Get in touch with us if you have any questions by
Calling Us on 0203 312 6130

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