What is the Pre Assessment Clinic?
Undergoing surgery or planned care can be a stressful experience and the aim of the Pre Assessment Clinic is to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where patients can be prepared physically, psychologically and socially for their forthcoming operation and also their discharge.
Our professionally trained staff meet with every patient to examine them and ensure that they are ready for their planned care or surgery. Each consultation involves an in-depth interview to assess whether any special arrangements need to be made and can include a physical examination. Dignity and confidentiality is maintained at all times during your appointment.
Patients are assessed for fitness for anaesthesia by experienced and specially trained nurses. After obtaining general medical history, a full anaesthetic assessment including airway assessment is carried out including a cardiovascular and respiratory examination. Investigations such as blood tests, ECG and x-ray of the chest are ordered as required. The clinics have constant access to the expertise of consultant anaesthetists if required.
Please use this opportunity to voice any concerns you may have.