Q – Why do I need an escort?

An escort is required to receive the discharge instructions from the nurse and to drive you home (in a suitable vehicle). Because you are having intravenous sedation or general anaesthetic it is advised that you do not drive a car for 24hrs following the procedure.

Following intravenous sedation or general anaesthetic you must have a responsible adult staying with you, at least overnight, in the event that you feel unwell. This person must be physically and mentally able to make decisions for your welfare if necessary.

We will be unable to proceed with your procedure if you have not arranged a suitable person to accompany you home and stay with you overnight.