Neurosurgery pre-assessment

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Nurse-led Pre-Assessment Clinic

We are here to help improve your experience/journey as a patient. We will help to make your admission process smooth and as stress free as possible for you and your family.

We will also help to identify and resolve any issues before your surgery.

What will happen at the pre-assessment clinic?

At the pre-assessment clinic you will be seen by one of our nurses who will carry-out a health assessment to ensure that you are fit for your surgery or procedure. It is important for you to attend this appointment otherwise it will delay your planned surgery.

During the consultation you and your family or next of kin will have the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have before your surgery. We will explain to you any investigations you need to have before your surgery, for example ECG, blood tests, MRSA screening. It is essential that these investigations are carried out before your surgery admission so to avoid any delays.

If we have any concerns with your health assessment these will be discussed with your doctor and the team and you may need further investigations before you have your surgery.

On the day of your surgery

You must not to eat and drink for a specified time before your admission, speak to your pre-assessment nurse if you are unsure when you should stop eating and drinking. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to call us on the 01708 435000 ext 2641.

You will be asked to report to the Adult Day Surgery Unit reception on the day of your admission. Unfortunately because we see a high number of patients we are unable to allow any relatives to accompany you onto the unit. However our nurses will use their discretion if you are having major surgery.

Please note that the admission time on your letter is not the time of the operation. Before you have your procedure we will need to complete all your admission documentations with you and you will also meet with your surgeon and anaesthetist. 

Please do not bring any valuable property as we are unable to accept any responsibillity if any items go missing.