Centralised Pre Operative Assessment Unit

Welcome to the centralised pre-operative assessment unit

The centralised pre-op unit was moved off site in June 2021, designed to provide an excellent service in pre operative assessment for all specialities.

The pre-operative assessment unit has now moved, new address below:

Central Pre-operative assessment clinic
Central Health Clinic
1 Mulberry Street
S1 2PJ

Phone number -  0114 22 66369

We assess patients who will be undertaking planned (elective) surgery in the specialities of:

  • Orthopaedics
  • General surgery
  • Renal surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmics
  • Neuro surgery
  • Oral surgery
  • Urology
  • Breast 
  • ENT

At the pre -op assessment unit our aim is to assess your medical health prior to surgery regarding your fitness for your operation and provide you with any necessary information regarding your anaesthetic. You will not see your surgeon at this appointment.

The nurse will collect information from you regarding your medical history, current medication and allergies and also ask questions about your social circumstances relevant to your admission and to prepare you for your discharge home.

Some tests are undertaken at the time of your pre-operative assessment such as blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation levels, height and weight and other appropriate investigations are organised according to your individual needs. This may include blood tests, a heart trace and screening for the hospital acquired infection MRSA. In preparation for an ECG (heart trace) please do not use any moisturisers before attending Pre-op.

You will be provided with verbal or written information regarding your admission to hospital, including management of your medication.

Useful resources

Please find below some useful resources to help you prepare for your pre-operative assessment.

You and your anaesthetic

Having an operation

Antiseptic washes for the treatment of MRSA before admission


Your planned admission to Critical Care: HDU/POSU


Preparing for major surgery during the Coronavirus outbreak



Home exercises to do while preparing for your surgery 




 Click the image below to watch the video on how to prepare for surgery

Patient Leaflets

  • You and your anaesthetic
  • Having an operation
  • Antiseptic washes for the treatment of MRSA before admission

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question or need to reschedule your appointment.

0114 2266235 or 0114 2266369



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