- The Nurse will explain what is involved with your hospital stay, your recovery, length of stay in hospital and going home from hospital
- Your vital signs will be checked, your weight recorded and you will be asked to provide details about your health and medical history
- If further tests (i.e. heart trace – ECG, blood tests) are required, the Nurse will arrange these.
Following this assessment, the Pre-Admission Nurse may also request that you visit your Anaesthetist before surgery. The Anaesthetist will assess your fitness for surgery and anaesthesia, recommend a type of anaesthesia to suit your needs and discuss pain relief options.
For Orthopaedic Surgery, you may also be seen by the Physiotherapist on the day of your surgery who will assess your physical needs and discuss exercise, recovery and going home plan in conjunction with the Surgeon.