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Pre op appointment but no date for surgery

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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  • wondercolliewondercollie Forumite
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    Sncjw wrote: »
    They will need to ensure your ok for it. Also depending on surgery they need to do some tests to make sure the surgery goes well.

    You will likely need Mrsa swabs If they come back positive you will need to do the treatment before given a date.

    It!!!8217;s just to check your ok and prevents slots being booked for people who can!!!8217;t go ahead and not being able to use them for people who can.

    They may give you a date there. Each hospital is different

    MRSA swabs? We only do them if you have been admitted as an in patient in the last three months. Treatment? Not that simple. You have to have three clear sets of swabs before you are deemed cleared. What does happen is you are admitted as an "isolation" patient and scheduled for the last OR slot of the day, in order that the theatre can be deep cleaned after use.

    Having said that, hospitals in the US aren't isolating MRSA patients any longer.

    You do realize that you can pick up MRSA in gyms, locker rooms, jails, and from supermarket shopping cart handles?
  • SncjwSncjw Forumite
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    Wondercollie are you from the usa.

    I know how the mrsa thing works In the UK as I have worked in hospitals.
  • wondercolliewondercollie Forumite
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    Sncjw wrote: »
    Wondercollie are you from the usa.

    I know how the mrsa thing works In the UK as I have worked in hospitals.


    Nope. Canada and Spain.
  • SncjwSncjw Forumite
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    Well this is a UK based website so the op would be talking about the nhs not hospitals in Canada and Spain.
  • wondercolliewondercollie Forumite
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    Sncjw wrote: »
    Well this is a UK based website so the op would be talking about the nhs not hospitals in Canada and Spain.

    Pre admission screening is pretty much the same the world over.

    A couple of my coworkers are UK educated nurses and have read your post and disagree.

    So, my opinion and theirs is valid. Your point of only having MRSA free patients in for surgery is ridiculous.
  • CyclizineCyclizine Forumite
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    You'll likely get your date after the pre-operative assessment clinic, where your fitness for surgery is assessed. You may pass this with flying colours or it may pick up issues that need optimising prior to surgery, either requiring new investigations, procedures or investigations - these obviously take time, so giving a date that ends up changing due to an issue at the POAC is a bit pointless.
  • elainemcbelainemcb Forumite
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    I had a pre op assessment 4 weeks ago and not heard anything yet. I’m waiting fir a hip replacement I hope it’s sooner rather than later 
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    My husband has had  an MRSA swab done at every pre op appointment.
  • justworriedabitjustworriedabit Forumite
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    Usually pretty soon after pre-op appt you get the date depending on the urgency. I had one in June last year and covid swabs two days before. If you are worried phone and ask.
  • teddysmumteddysmum Forumite
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    I have been told that I am on the surgery list, but who knows when an op will be given the reluctance to chance covid infection ?

    I had a second MRI as the surgeon suspects that I may have more than one vertebral disc involved, so he was to see me for an elective surgery consult on Monday, but the appointment was cancelled as someone put me in the wrong clinic . I don't think it would have been a pre op health check, as the timescale is unknown.
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