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This information is for children who are having an operation at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. If possible, any siblings of the child having the operation should stay at home or be cared for by someone else for the day. Usually, parents or carers can stay with their child who is about to have an operation until the child is asleep. After the surgery, you may be called in to the recovery room. Your child may be still asleep
or already awake. When your child is awake enough, they will be taken to a ward. You can go with them.
Reviewed January 2023.
Developed by RCH Recovery Room.
This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals. The authors of these consumer health information handouts have made a considerable effort to ensure the information is accurate, up to date and easy to understand. The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any treatment regimen detailed in these handouts. Information contained in the handouts is updated regularly and therefore you should always check you are referring to the most recent version of the handout. The onus is on you, the user, to ensure that you have downloaded the most up-to-date version of a consumer health information handout.