Our Services A - Z - Pre-op Assessment Department
About the service
A Pre-op appointment is to ensure that patients are anaesthetically prepared for their operation.
We provide formal clinics for patients with complex health problems. These appointments are provided by Nurse Practitioners, with Band 5 Staff Nurse support.
We also provide health check clinics for patients who are deemed relatively fit and are reviewed by Nurse Assessors with Triage Practitioners support.
Within the team there is an anaesthetic clinic every afternoon which is Consultant Anaesthetist led.
We carry out testing for:
- Covid 19
We perform our own ECG’s / Phlebotomy in-house, which ensures a one stop service.
Patients are either:
- deemed fit for surgery
- surgery delayed
- referred back to GP for further treatment
- referral to other specialty to optimise the patient pre-surgery
Pre-op are open 6 days per week, Monday to Saturday and work in to the evening, until 8.00pm, to ensure we can capture our patients who are at work during the daytime and cannot attend.
- About the Team
Pre-op Manager / Clinical Lead
- 7 Nurse Practitioners
- 2 Nurse Assessors
- 7 Registered Nurses
- 8 Triage Practitioners
- Location and Contact Information
The Pre-op team are based in Green Zone, Ground Floor, St Helens Hospital.
- Pre-op Reception: Tel 01744 64 6395
- Pre-op Communications Room: Tel 01744 64 6289 / 6284
- Pre-op Manager: Tel 01744 64 6648 / 6299
Page last updated on 10th May 2022