Once you and your specialist have decided you will have your procedure at Chelsea Hospital, your time and date of surgery will be decided. Your specialist or Chelsea will provide you with an estimate of our costs.
You will be given an admission form to complete either online or paper form. Once completed this needs to forwarded or delivered to us as soon as possible. There is opportunity to identify any cultural needs or special needs like dietary or mobility on the admission form. You will receive information about your anaesthetic in your admission pack or online anaesthetic information form.
We may require you to be assessed by our anaesthetist prior to your operation or procedure. If this is the case you will be contacted by one of our specialist preadmission assessment nurses who will arrange an appointment for you.
We encourage you to start to begin planning for your return home and your recovery. Your specialist can provide information about expected recovery period which can help to plan what support or help you may need if any.
Planning for discharge from day surgery is very important as you must have someone with you for at least the first 24 hours or longer depending on what procedure you are having.
Please contact us at any time for any questions you may have.