The Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic reviews patients to ensure that they are ready for surgery.
Your pre-operative assessment appointment is important to help make sure that you are fully prepared for your surgery. We will take into account any medical problems you have, and use this information to prepare appropriately for your procedure. This will help to minimise delays, and reduce the risk of cancellation on the day of surgery.
We will take a detailed nursing and medical history at your appointment. It may also be necessary to perform some tests before your surgery. Any tests that you need will be fully explained and discussed with you.
Your pre-operative assessment appointment is an opportunity for you to discuss your surgical procedure and your anesthetic with our team, and for us to address any questions or concerns that you may have.
Pre-operative assessment appointments may take place in person, in the hospital clinic, or by phone. We will inform you of where your appointment will take place in advance.
Preparing for your appointment:
- Prepare a list of any current or previous medical conditions or surgical procedures you have, or have had in the past.
- Prepare a list of your current medication. If you are unsure about any of your medications, please clarify the information with your GP or your pharmacist before your appointment with us.
- Please inform us if you have been an overnight inpatient in any hospital(s) within the last 12 months, are a healthcare worker or have had any hospital-acquired infections.
- Make a list of any questions you may want to ask us.
Please contact the hospital if you are unwell before your pre-operative assessment appointment or your surgery date.
Phone: (01) 637 3100 Ext. 3038/3518
If for any reason you cannot make your appointment, please contact us to reschedule.