Pre-Surgical Screening Program
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To better prepare patients for surgery

Interior Health has implemented a Pre-Surgical Screening Program to better prepare patients for surgery. 

When patients are properly prepared for surgery, there are fewer delays or cancellations, and that means better surgical outcomes, better use of surgical resources and reduced wait times for everyone.

Interior Health has created a Pre-Surgical Screening Program to make sure patients awaiting surgery have everything in place to make the procedure go smoothly. That includes:

  • Proper screening tests done prior to surgery
  • Information on what patients should expect when they come in for surgery

The Interior Health Surgical Services Project was created to give you the best care possible.  This means we are striving for:

  • Shorter wait times
  • More information for patients to make decisions on their care
  • Greater accessibility to services

Pre-surgical screening program rates high with patients

Earlier this year, patients who were involved in a Pre-Surgical Screening (PSS) Program at any Interior Health hospital were asked a number of questions relating to the care, attention and instructions that they received within the program. A total of 639 responses were received from nine hospitals, and the results were very positive. In fact, the average response in all hospitals was never less than 90%!  

Patients reported that they were given prompt attention and clear instructions, and were at ease sharing their information and questions with staff and physicians throughout the PSS process. Find out more about the patient satisfaction survey, including patient comments and hospital-specific results.

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