Information for patients
Fit 4 Surgery is a prehabilitation service for patients due to have major surgery at Cambridge University Hospital. Since the pandemic this group session has moved to an online format. It’s held weekly, on a Tuesday, and is delivered by our team of consultant anaesthetists, senior physiotherapists and pre-assessment clinical nurse specialists.
Fit 4 Surgery is currently available to all specialties – please ask your surgeon or specialist nurse for more information and to find out if you are eligible to attend.
Please be aware this footage was filmed pre-covid. There are some significant changes which have been implemented due to the pandemic including the use of face coverings, social distancing and visiting restrictions.
CUH Fit 4 Surgery Patient Journey
Preparing physically for surgery
Although our trust is based in Cambridge we see many patients from our neighbouring counties. In order to find services to help prepare you for surgery locally, we have complied a list of available resources across the east of England - Here you will find further support available in the location you live.
Strength For Life was founded in 2018 with one simple goal in mind, to improve public health through the use of evidence based strength training. This link has examples of exercises which may help you prepare for surgery.
Waiting for treatment can be extremely challenging psychologically and we all need support at times. If you or a family member needs psychological wellbeing support, patients can self-refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service run by CPFT;
For the most up to date visiting CUH guidance.