Rachael Russell-Rye, Dani Oakley (deputy sister)
As part of the preparation for your surgery it is essential that you take very good care of your skin. You need to be extremely careful not to sustain any bites, grazes, abrasions or cuts in the weeks leading up to your surgery, this is not just on the area being operated on but over your whole body.
Any open area on your skin is an area which could potentially become infected. If we proceed with your surgery then your new wound could easily become infected which could prevent the wound healing as well as causing you distress and discomfort.
You need to be aware that the surgeon WILL CANCEL YOUR SURGERY if you have any bites, cuts, abrasions or grazes. It is therefore very important that you contact the pre-assessment clinic and talk to the staff as soon as possible before your surgery, so that we can give you advice or arrange to see you and assess your skin.
If you have any coughs, colds, Flu symptoms, Stomach bugs or infections within 10 days of surgery please also contact us for advice.
Please contact the relevant departments for advice:-
Pre-Assessment Clinic - 01962 824983
(If no answer - please leave a message on our answerphone and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you)
01962 825223 or 01962 825476
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