LOCATION: Above the Diabetes Education Centre at the front of the hospital (left of the main entrance as you face the hospital). Access is through the Main Out-patient department on C level; go through Receptions A&B then turn left at the bottom of the corridor.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Pre-operative Assessment Nurses see patients who are due to have surgery, and assesses them to ensure they are fit enough for anaesthesia. Health Care Assistants based at the Centre take bloods.
WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE/DO AT THE UNIT: Attending a session with a nurse will give you the opportunity to observe and take histories (you may find the below downloadable flow chart helpful), or you can attend a session with a Health Care Assistant if you would like to practice and improve your venepuncture skills.
Louise Price, Sister, Nurse Team Manager Ext: 8382
Maxine Holmes, Pre-Assessment Nurse