Central Pre Op Assessment is a specialist department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital especially for patients who are coming into hospital for planned surgery.
When you come in, we’ll ask you questions about your health, medical history and your home circumstances, and we’ll take your blood pressure, height, weight and pulse. We may also do other tests such as blood tests or x-rays. We’ll also talk through the practical considerations for your operation, such as where to report to when you come in and whether you should eat, drink or take your normal medication before your operation. It’s also a chance for you to ask any questions you have about coming in for surgery.
If you’re coming from the main hospital car park, pre op assessment is behind Bedruthan House, opposite the Hub on the left hand side of Penventinnie Lane. There is limited parking outside, but most people park in the main car park and walk across.
If you need to contact Pre Op Assessment, you can call on 01872 258068.
If you are coming in for day surgery, your letter will tell you where to come, what to bring and anything you need to do beforehand. Our main day surgery wards are:
Or you can visit our A-Z of services for specific information about the service that will be treating you.
You can also find directions and information on parking and facilities for each of our hospitals on these pages:
We perform a significant amount of cutting edge trauma surgery and are also incredibly proud to count among our team a number of surgeons who are recognised nationally and internationally for their pioneering work in their speciality.
We provide a comprehensive acute emergency service for adults and children, as well as planned specialist care and maternity services at our theatres at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske in Truro.
Our theatres include;
West Cornwall Hospital is an acute diagnostic and surgical treatment centre with a new integrated laparoscopic theatre to treat day case patients.
Our teams at St Michael’s Hospital specialise in orthopaedic and breast surgery and receive outstanding patient feedback for the overall care.