Methods to deal with the anxiety of a surgery may have just got evolved, giving a break to dreary anaesthetic face masks and backless hospital gowns.
This is a recent change at Peterborough City Hospital, which is giving patients the chance to enjoy their surgery by watching a movie of their choice at the theatre, so that they do not need a general anaesthetic.
In this hospital, patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures are now allowed to watch a film or TV programme to keep them relaxed and happy. The operation can be done using a local anaesthetic.
Such trends are more than welcome in relieving patient anxiety during surgery.