Arranging your surgery:

Once you and your surgeon have agreed that an operation is necessary, you will be placed on his waiting list for surgery. The waiting list department, manage the co-ordination of your surgery and patients are booked based on clinical need and in chronological order. 

The waiting list department will contact you directly to agree a date for your surgery and will confirm this date in writing.

Before your admission:

Your admission letter will tell you when you need to come into hospital and which ward you are being admitted to.

Please check the admission date carefully.  If you think you might have a problem coming on the date specified, please use the contact details on your appointment letter to let us know as soon as possible to rearrange.

If English is not your first language or you need an interpreter, please contact the telephone number on your appointment letter to arrange the interpreting service.

Please do not bring valuable items or large sums of money into hospital.

Getting to the hospital:

Please plan your journey in advance. We would usually expect you to make your own arrangements to get to the hospital, however in exceptional circumstances hospital transport may be available. Please contact the patient transport service on 01772 325100 to check your eligibility.

If you fail to attend for your surgery:

It is important that you attend for your procedure. If you fail to attend and have not told us, your hospital doctor will review your case notes and decide if a further date is required or you may be discharged back to the care of your GP.