Blackrock Clinic was the first private hospital in Ireland to introduce a Pre-admission Clinic, allowing us to assess a patient’s suitability for surgery ahead of the admission date. A patient’s overall health status is checked through a series of tests and assessments to ensure previously unidentified health issues will not potentially delay or postpone an admission.
What is involved in the Pre-Admission Clinic?
The pre-admission clinic is attended by patients undergoing major operations or inpatient stays at Blackrock Clinic.
This would include:
- Orthopaedic operations: Hip; Knee; Spinal
- Cardiac operations: Coronary Angio Bypass Surgery; Valve replacement; Pacemaker fitting
- Inpatient stay: Major inpatient admission
The patient is given an appointment to attend the outpatient department at Blackrock Clinic, where they undergo a standard series of tests to assess general health. The patient should allow approximately four hours for this visit.
The tests are requested and overseen by a Consultant General Physician, who will assimilate the patient’s data for the clinic report.
Meet the Team
Pre-admission Clinics also offer an opportunity for patients to meet their nursing and physiotherapy team.
The main battery of pre-admission clinic testing is free of charge to patients, both with and without health insurance.
Should additional tests be required, then charges may be incurred.
A consultation fee will be payable to the General Physician who presides over this clinic.