Information and advice for people waiting for treatment
It’s normal to feel anxious about a hospital procedure. Your appointment may have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this may be causing additional worry for you and your loved ones.
To read an open letter to our patients on a waiting list, please click here.
Healthcare providers across Devon are working together to update MyHealth and add more useful information to support and help you whilst you wait. In addition to specific information about health conditions and problems you can find out more about:
- Pain and how to manage your symptoms
- Understanding and managing low mood, depression and anxiety
- Health, lifestyle and wellbeing providing free tips and advice on healthier living
- Waiting times
The information and advice here aims to support you so that you arrive for your appointment in the best possible physical and mental health.
There are many things you can do to be as fit as you can before your procedure to reduce the risks of surgery and help you recover more quickly afterwards. What you do now can have a really big impact - even small steps can make a big difference. Please see below for more information.