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Pre-Operative Assessment Service
University Hospital Limerick

St Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Limerick, V94 F858

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About Anaesthetic

If you are having surgery or tests, your doctor will give you medicines called anaesthetics. This is to reduce or prevent pain. They numb sensation in certain areas of the body and can induce sleep. The Department of Anaesthetics provides anaesthetic care for a wide range of surgical patients. There are 2 common types: • local anaesthetic - a small area of the body is numbed and you remain fully conscious, often used during minor procedures • general anaethetic - you're totally unconscious and unaware of the procedure – often used for more serious operations

About Pre-Operative Assessment Service

The pre-operative assessment is an opportunity to identify co-morbidities that may lead to patient complications during the anaesthetic, surgical, or post-operative period. Patients are scheduled for elective procedures and will generally attend a pre-operative before their date of surgery

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Special instructions for patients during COVID19

We may ask you to:

  • attend a virtual clinic
  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
  • to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time


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