Preparing for surgery and after-care

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre - Getting Prepared For SurgeryGetting prepared for surgery


One of the benefits of being treated at our hospital is that wherever possible we will carry out a ‘one-stop-service’ for your outpatient appointment.

We will complete any pre-treatment tests there and then, and our anaesthetists and physiotherapists will assess you at the same time, to save you making multiple trips.

Your outpatient appointment is also an opportunity for you to meet the consultant and to ask any questions you wish – you may even want to write these down ahead of your appointment.

They will explain any special preparations you may need to make before your treatment.

One the day of your treatment, wear something light and comfortable, so you’re as relaxed as possible.

As you will walk to theatre, please ensure you bring a pair of clean, comfortable, non-slip slippers with you.

If you’ll be staying with us, you may want to bring personal toiletries, nightclothes, comfortable footwear, something to read, and any medication you routinely take in its original packaging.

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Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre - After CareAfter-care following your surgery


When you leave the hospital after you’ve had your treatment, you’ll be given full details of any follow-up care requirements.

We will inform your GP that you’ve been discharged from the treatment centre and telephone you, usually the day after your treatment, to check that you are recovering well.

It’s crucial to rest and take care of yourself after your treatment.

If you have any worries or concerns regarding your treatment, please call us at any time on our Patient Advice Line, 01752 506020, to speak to a member of the clinical team. This helpline is designed to ensure that your recovery is as speedy and successful as possible, so please use it as much as you need to.

Care UK offers a free app for physiotherapy exercises involved in preparing for and recovering from orthopaedic surgery.

Pocket Physio can be downloaded on iPhones here.

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 Flu vaccinations

Are you planning to have a flu jab?

If you are scheduled for surgery, please be aware your operation could be cancelled if you are vaccinated close to your surgery date.

For any questions, contact our outpatient team on 01752 506014 (Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm).