You must give your consent before any treatments, surgeries or procedures are performed and/or anesthetics administered.  Before you give your consent, you should be confident your doctor has explained the nature of the procedure; its effects, your expected recovery and your follow-up care requirements. Please ensure that you have had this discussion with your doctor prior to signing the consent form.

You may also be asked to sign a consent form for transfusion of blood or blood products. Your doctor will explain why this may be necessary and will discuss options available to you that relate to your current medical condition. You can also request to sign a limited blood consent form.