Pre-assessment Form

We are delighted that you have chosen One Ashford for your operation.

We would be grateful if you would complete this questionnaire as soon as possible – it should take no longer than 15 minutes. This will then be reviewed by our Pre-assessment Nurse.

The Pre-assessment Nurse will liaise with your consultant anaesthetist to decide whether any tests or investigations are needed, to ensure your anaesthetic is the safest possible.


Fasting Prior to Admission

Patients having general anaesthetic (GA) or sedation are required to stop eating 6 hours prior to their admission. Patients undergoing local anaesthetic (LA) are required to stop eating 2 hours prior to their admission, this includes boiled sweets and chewing gum.

Regardless of the anaesthetic, up to 2 hours prior to the admission time patients are strongly encouraged to drink clear fluids. This prevents unnecessary dehydration. After the 2 hours cut off, nothing should be consumed.

If your Consultant has advised you differently to the above guidelines, please follow their direct advice.


If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-assessment Nurses on 01233 423250