Information for patients

If you are a surgical patient, you will most likely have questions about having surgery during the pandemic. Guidance for patients having an operation during COVID-19 can be found below:

Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC)

Anaesthesia and ICM COVID-19 (developed by the College with The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Intensive Care Society and Association of Anaesthetists)

If you have had your surgery postponed because of the pandemic, you can use this as an opportunity to focus on preparing for your operation when it eventually takes place. Making lifestyle changes can help patients recover from surgery more quickly and with fewer complications.

In addition, keeping fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you cope with COVID-19 should you contract it.

Below are links to information on getting prepared for surgery and the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle during the pandemic.