"Pre op assessment"

About: Eastbourne District General Hospital

My husband who is due for a minor op ,day surgery case probably .stff were friendly. The question I have is he was told that they don't give pain relief he needs to bring his own, that not a problem, I find it odd that hospital doesn't give pain relief after any surgery minor or major.

Does this mean if you don't bring pain relief with you, you have to suffer till you get home?

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Response from Eastbourne District General Hospital

Thank you for your question about your husband’s pending stay for day surgery at Eastbourne DGH, and the general arrangements for pain relief.

The nurse in charge has advised that all patients are asked to bring in all their medications, this helps to improve the service and avoid unnecessary delays, should a patient require medication that is not stocked on the ward.

May we re-assure you that all pain management needs are assessed after surgery and acted upon accordingly.

Thank you for taking the time to post a question. Please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service should you have any further queries.

They can be contacted on 01323 435886 or by email at: esh-tr.PALSE@nhs.net.