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Preparing your child for an operation

Children can often feel worried about having an operation. It can be helpful to talk to them about what they can expect when they come into hospital and provide them with an opportunity to talk about any worries that they have.

We have produced an information booklet for parents, offering advice about how they can help their child to cope with an operation:

Helping your child cope with an operation (pdf on Oxford University Hospitals website)

Salisbury District Hospital and Oxford University Hospitals have both produced some helpful videos, designed to let your child know what to expect when coming into hospital for an operation: