Educating you before surgery

Staff nurse Jo Hall talking to patientIf you're having cardiac surgery, you'll be invited to a group talk to help you prepare.

This will be in the education room in cardiovascular and thoracic outpatients.

This session gives you a brief overview of what will happen in clinic, and the process of waiting for surgery, coming in for surgery and aftercare.

You'll be able to ask questions about what is going to happen, and talk about any concerns with a consultant or registrar when you go in for your consultation. You can also ask the nurse specialists any questions you have during your pre-assessment session.