Referring your patients to our hospital is simple, provided they meet the safe criteria for treatment…
In order to be referred to us for treatment, the patient must:
- have a Body Mass Index of 40 or less for general anaesthetic, or 45 or less for local anaesthetic (under 160 kgs and able to transfer independently)
- be aged 18 years or over
- not be pregnant
- not have a suspected cancer
- not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an ITU
- not have renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months
- not have had a CVA/TIA/MI in the last 6 months
- not have poorly controlled co-morbidities (ASA 3)
Patients with sickle cell anaemia will be assessed on an individual basis.
As long as the condition is managed, and the patient is stable upon admission for treatment, we can accept patients with:
- Atrial Fibrillation
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s Disease
If the patient meets the above criteria, you can refer them to us in various ways:
X-ray appointments can be booked in ERS now.
Via the NHS e-Referral Service
Please ensure you detail the patient’s medical history and any other relevant information you feel it would be beneficial for our consultants to know.