After your child has had their procedure, you are welcome to go with the nurse to the recovery area and return to the ward with your child when he or she is ready.
The consultant and nursing staff will discuss with you how the procedure has gone, and what you can expect to happen next. Depending on your child's procedure it may be appropriate for them to spend a period of recovery in their room at the hospital in the care of specialist nurses and support staff.
There may be a follow-up consultation or it may be advisable for your child to have a programme of physiotherapy or occupational therapy, as required.
Otherwise, when your child is ready to leave hospital on the advice of the consultant and nursing staff, the pharmacy will prepare any medicines or other items you need to take home.
Please note that we do not provide a paediatric intensive care unit at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, however any deteriorating child will be quickly assessed by the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) and transferred to the most appropriate paediatric intensive care provider.