The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


We know that having surgery can be a worrying time and you may have lots of questions. It’s important in the lead up to your operation that you take time to reduce stress and stay calm to help your mind and body prepare. Try to remain as relaxed as possible, our staff are very friendly and will help put you at ease on the day.

Being stressed or anxious about your surgery could mean that you need to stay in hospital longer and you are more at risk of complications or having to come back into hospital later on.  There are lots of resources available to help you to relax, from making changes to your routine, increasing the amount of sleep you are having, to trying out meditation.

If you have any questions about your operation please speak to your consultant or the pre-assessment team and they will be happy to help. You'll also find lots of information on our Next Steps page about what to expect when you come into hospital.