Pre assessment call

I have just been given an appointment for a pre operation assessment but I don’t have a date for an operation? Does that mean I will have a date soon? Is this normal practice?

Hi mlp74

Thanks for posting.

Pre-assessment is often done within a certain time frame before your surgery to ensure it is as up to date as possible, but this differs from hospital to hospital. It’s not unusual to be given a date for pre-assessment before you have been given a surgery date.

You could give your hospital a call to see if they can give you any further information.

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