1. ITV Report

Films used to relax patients during operations

Watching a film during an operation Photo: ITV News Anglia
Watching a film during an operation Credit: ITV News Anglia

Patients waiting to have surgery at a hospital in Cambridgeshire are being given the chance to watch a film while they're operated on.

Surgeons at Peterborough City Hospital think it will make the experience of having an operation more relaxing.

Suitable patients are being given the option of regional anaesthetic and a film of their choice rather than a general anaesthetic.

This option is suitable for most operations below the waist including hip and knee replacements. Feeling more relaxed during the procedure can help some patients recover faster.