Weekend appointments a success for patients  

Posted Monday, August 7, 2023 10:16 AM

Weekend appointments a success for patients   

Patients are benefiting from more convenient appointments ahead of their planned operation. 

Newark Hospital is offering appointments for pre-op assessments between 8am and 4pm on alternate Saturdays, as well as from 8am to 6pm on Mondays to Fridays. The addition of Saturday appointments is helping to reduce the elective backlog. 

Sarah Katie Taylor, Pre-Operative Assessment and Minster Ward Sister at Newark Hospital, said: “Patients have been telling us how Saturday appointments are a lot more convenient with work and family commitments. We notice they are usually more relaxed at their appointment because they are not in as much of a rush. One of the main bonuses is that there is less traffic and less demand for parking on a Saturday.”

Although patients who live locally to Newark Hospital and are having surgery there are routinely offered Saturday pre-op appointments when booking, anyone who is having surgery at King’s Mill can also choose to have their pre-op checks done at Newark Hospital.

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