If your child requires an operation, where possible, Angela will be able to provide the relevant procedure codes and fees, etc, to pass on to your insurers. If you are self-paying, Angela will be able to provide the hospital fees as well.

Once Mr Hartley’s clinic letter has been typed Angela will send you formal admission details. This sets out the following:

  • Date of admission
  • Time of arrival at hospital:
    11:00-12:00 (Portland) or 07:30 (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
  • Procedure being undertaken & procedure code
  • Fasting times:
    No food 6 hours prior to surgery (usually 07:00 for the Portland; 02:30 GOSH)
    No milk or breast-milk 3 hours prior to surgery (10:00 Portland; 05:30 GOSH)
    Clear fluids & water may be taken up to 2 hours prior to surgery (11:00 Portland; 06:30 GOSH)

    If any food or drink is taken after these times your child’s operation may be cancelled.
  • Date of discharge
  • Estimates fees of the Hospital (if self-paying), Mr Hartley & the anaesthetist
  • Post-operative appointment