What does a pre-admission nurse do?

Job title: Pre-admission nurse

Where you’ll meet them

Often in a pre-admissions unit, or in the outpatients department. This might be straight after seeing your consultant, or at a separate appointment in the lead-up to your surgery.

What they’ll do

Ask questions about your health and fitness for the procedure. They may discuss dates for the procedure and give you advice and information about your hospital stay.

Making the most of them

They can help arrange other services you may need after you go home from hospital, such as social care, so this is an important opportunity to discuss your needs. If you’ll need transport to get to or from hospital, ask for it now.


At least three years nursing training.

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