Location: Ground floor, General Outpatients, PCH
If the type of surgery you are having means you will need to stay in hospital overnight, you will be cared for in one of our four surgical wards. These are overseen by a matron who is experienced in all aspects of general clinical surgery.
Day surgery patients
If the type of surgery you are having means you can go home after your operation, you will be treated in our Day Treatment Unit. We perform a wide range of surgical procedures, both elective (pre booked) and emergency surgical procedures. These include:
- Breast surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Vascular surgery
We aim for your health to be as best as it can be prior to your operation and we will advise you on this, and provide you with all the information you need about your operation well in advance.
The department is structured in a similar way to our outpatients' departments.
You will attend a pre-booked appointment where you may see a nurse, doctor and an occupational therapist, depending on type of operation you are having. You may also have blood tests and an ECG if you need them.
If you are attending hospital for an anaesthetic pre-assessment, you may also need to have a cardio-pulmonary test. Pre-assessment appointments are a combination of face to face and telephone assessments, which depend on the type of operation you are having, and your age.
Pre-assessment Clinic – assessing your fitness for surgery
If you need to have a procedure at either Peterborough or Stamford Hospital, an appointment will be made for you to attend a pre-operative assessment. We run
pre-assessment clinics at Peterborough City Hospital to assess your fitness for surgery and to give you, your carer or relative the opportunity to ask questions before your procedure takes place.
During your appointment we will:
- make notes about your medical and social history
- record any medication you are taking and advise what you should do with your medication before your operation
- measure your height, weight and blood pressure
- carry out urine and blood tests, and an ECG heart trace recording if required
- determine your fitness for procedure – you may need to undergo Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing
- take swabs to determine the presence of MRSA
- give you information and guidance about your hospital admission
- answer your questions
- plan what happens when you leave hospital after your procedure
Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 8am to 7pm
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - located in the General Outpatients department (ground floor in Core A
Tuesdays - located in the Day Treatment Unit (level 1, Core A)
Anaesthetic Assessment Clinic
Your consultant or pre-assessment practitioner may arrange for you to attend the Anaesthetic Assessment Clinic where you will be seen by a consultant anaesthetist.
We diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions related to the abdominal organs and abdominal wall and offer surgery for:
The Colorectal team offer surgery for: