The pre-admission clinic is designed to ensure patients due to be admitted are well prepared and informed about their surgery and forthcoming stay in hospital.
The purpose of a visit to the pre-admission clinic provides patients, and a friend, partner or family member an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their stay in hospital and what is to be expected immediately before and after their surgery. It is also a great opportunity for patients to ask any questions they have prior to surgery.
Programmes for exercises to assist recovery and essential periods of rest can also be discussed at a pre-admission clinic. In order to collate the time a patient needs to be in hospital before surgery, a visit to the pre-admission clinic may also involve preparatory blood tests, other investigations, and an opportunity to discuss any relevant paperwork or administration issues.