The pre-operative assessment unit is a nurse-led clinic that specialises in preparing patients for planned surgery. A pre-operative assessment is performed on all patients who are having a surgical procedure performed under anaesthetic.
By car: Enter the hospital site at Entrance B. Park in car park 15/19 or 8. Drop-off available on The Green. Use The Green Entrance.
By bus: Alight at The Green Entrance (first stop).
Enter hospital at The Green Entrance. Follow signs (the Unit is between Day Surgery and MRI). It is also accessible by passing through doors outside Eye Clinic, following the path.
The types of assessment range from a review of your GP electronic record and health screening questionnaire, to a face to face appointment with a specialist Pre-operative Assessment Nurse or Consultant Anaesthetist.
Patients attending for face to face pre-operative assessment appointments in preparation for Gynaecology or breast procedures may also be asked to attend the relevant outpatient clinic immediately prior to or following their pre-operative assessment. Information about this will be provided in the clinic letter if required.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.