Before coming to your appointment at OneSixOne:
Please follow the registration form link, which will be emailed to you in your Appointment Letter, to register your details with us.
If you have any documentation relevant to your appointment, you may either send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, where they will be sent confidentially to your specialist for them to review before your appointment, or you can bring in any hard copies to the clinic.
Such documents may include:
A referral letter from your GP or specialist
Any scans, x-rays, or blood results
A list of your current medications and dosages
If you are self-referred you may not have a GP's referral letter, however any information you are able to provide that will assist in a diagnosis will be most helpful.
You will be informed of any tests your specialist requests you do in your Appointment Letter.
If you have been asked to have a flow-rate test on arrival, then arriving with a full bladder is most helpful. If you are comfortable travelling on a full bladder, drink a couple of glasses of water before leaving home. Or, you may come to the clinic early to drink water in our waiting room. We have purified water available at all times for our patients.
If this is your first consultation you won't be required to fast.
There are things you can do personally to make sure your operation and recovery go as smoothly as possible.
Once you and your surgeon have decided on a date and time for your surgery at OneSixOne Day Stay Theatre, your surgeon's secretary will give you forms to complete. We require these to be completed in advance of your surgery. Please send these to OneSixOne at soon as possible. Please complete the Theatre Consent Form and Anaethesia Assessment Form and send to OneSixOne ASAP.
The day before your surgery, our theatre manager Alison Thomas will call you with questions on your health, your medications (including herbal) and to provide advice on what to wear and bring on the day. She will also advise on dietary Dos and Don'ts in the hours leading up to your surgery.
What to Bring
You will be asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before your surgery start time. Our receptionist will check you in, and request your Prior Approval documentation. Shortly after, a recovery nurse will come and get you from the waiting room. They will have some questions for you, just to check the information we have is correct.
Your anaethetist will come and discuss the anaesthetic procedure, followed by your surgeon who will explain a few things to you prior to your anaesthesia.
When your surgeon is ready for you, the nurses will come and get you and take you to the theatre to prepare you for your procedure...
...you will wake up in the recovery room and here you will be looked after by a recovery nurse. When you are deemed to be ready to leave the nurse will talk to your support person about your care and follow up.
At home after your operation
We will ring you a few days after your discharge to check on your progress, however if you are worried about anything at all then contact us, your GP, or your local Accident & Medical.
In the event of a medical emergency, call an ambulance immediately (111).