Before your assessment
If you do not have a home computer or phone suitable for video conferencing please ask any friends and family if they can help you with this. If local COVID-19 guidance allows friends and family may be able to help set this up on the day to reduce your COVID-19 exposure travelling to and from hospital.
To assist the staff with your assessment, please:
- Bring a list of your current medications.
This can be an up to date prescription from your General Practitioner or the actual medications in their boxes.
- If you are having a joint replacement bring your dental letter.
Your dentist must confirm that your mouth and gums are healthy and free from infection before your surgery can take place.
- Identify someone able to escort you home after your operation and stay with you for 24 hours.
Surgery will be cancelled if we cannot discharge you home safely