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Supporting patients waiting for hospital treatment

Set for surgery As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic some operations and procedures have been delayed.

We understand that this has caused concern and anxiety for many who are waiting treatment.

The NHS is working hard to get people seen as quickly as possible.

You are likely to have a number of questions as you (or someone you care for) are waiting for medical treatment.

The Lancashire #Set For Surgery website has a list of frequently asked questions for you to read through you can view them here on their website.


waiting for hospitalWe want to support you the best we can and are working together with colleagues throughout Lancashire. Even though this can be a frustrating time, there are things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing while waiting. We have pulled together key information about services and organisations in Lancashire. These may be of use whilst you are waiting.

These services are already supporting thousands of Lancashire's diverse population.

They are helping people quit smoking, achieve a healthier weight, be more physically active, manage their drug or alcohol problems better, deal with emotional and mental health problems,  get sexual health support, plus many other things.


Are You Set for Surgery?

Having some treatments or an operation can affect your body for several months afterwards. Several common factors can reduce your body’s ability to deal with the stress of these. The effect of all these factors is that you may be at an increased risk of complications following your operation or treatment this could be a prolonged hospital stay and problems when you leave hospital (such as reduced independence).

What do I need to do?
Put simply, exercising more, eating more healthily and adopting healthier behaviours can help to:

  • reduce the length of your stay in hospital
  • reduce complications
  • enhance your recovery
  • in some cases, avoid the need for an operation completely

Your GP, consultant or member of your healthcare team will be able to advise you what steps you can take in improve your health and wellbeing leading up to (and following) your treatment or operation.


Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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