Contact details


Tel: Ask for the Fit 4 Surgery Team -

Pre-Assessment Department 01223 250888
















Fit 4 Surgery is a service for patients due to have major surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital or the Rosie Hospital.

Fit 4 Surgery is a fortnightly group session run by consultant anaesthetists, senior physiotherapists and pre-assessment clinical nurse specialists.

Fit 4 Surgery is currently a Cancer Alliance funded pilot, therefore not available to all specialties – please ask your surgeon or specialist nurse for more information and to find out if you are eligible to attend.

Key benefits of attending:

  • Knowledge of anaesthetic and how to prepare
  • Awareness of pain relief options post-operatively
  • Increased exercise pre-operatively
  • Knowledge on how to practically prepare for coming in, and going home after surgery
  • Information about community exercise groups and programmes
  • Breathing exercises using an incentive spirometer – a device to improve deep breathing and clearance of secretions
  • The opportunity to ask questions to a number of specialist professionals about the elective surgical pathway
  • Signposting to charities and other organisations who may provide support e.g. Macmillan, CAMQUIT
  • Smoking cessation advice and onward referrals if requested
  • The chance to speak with specialist nurses and staff from Macmillan.





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