This is a pre-operative assessment (pre-assessment) unit
Our aim is to check that you are fit enough to undergoing
surgery and, if necessary, a general anaesthetic.
We might need to refer you for further clinical investigation
before your procedure.
Brunel Treatment Centre (part of the Great Western Hospital) -
ground floor (please see Floor plans).
Depending upon the priority of your case, you will be invited to
pre-assessment approximately 12 weeks after your GP has referred
you to the hospital.
At the Cherwell Unit, you will have a consultation with a
After this, you may need to undergo various tests carried out by
a nursing auxiliary.
Depending on the type of clinic you are attending, you may then
see your consultant.
An Occupational Therapist may speak to you regarding your
furniture at home if you are having orthopaedic surgery.
If you are having joint replacement surgery such as replacement
knees or hips, you will also be invited to an education class in
our Education Room.
The class starts at 12 noon and lasts for an hour.
The purpose of the class is to ensure that you have all the
information you need prior to surgery. We are happy for your
relatives to join you as it will give you both the opportunity to
During your assessment, your nurse may wish to refer you to an
anaesthetist for an opinion about whether you are suitable for a
If this is the case, every effort will be made to arrange an
appointment for you on the same day as your assessment.
Following an anaesthetic assessment, it may be necessary for you
to have further tests before surgery.
These will be arranged by the Nursing staff at the Cherwell
Please see Inpatient surgery frequently asked
Following your outpatient appointment, you may be asked to
attend the Cherwell Unit with your booking card.
When you arrive, you will be asked to complete a health
screening questionnaire, which enables a nurse to carry out an
assessment and to decide what tests, if any, you need before
If you need any tests, these will be carried out while you are
at the Cherwell Unit, by a nursing auxiliary.
If we have not seen you following your outpatient appointment, we
will contact you either via phone or letter to arrange a
pre-assessment appointment prior to your procedure.
Please see Day surgery frequently asked questions
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