As patients wait for elective surgery or hospital treatment, many face difficulties such as weight gain, loneliness, financial difficulty or poor mental health.
Sometimes surgery cannot go ahead if a patient’s fitness decreases considerably or if a long-term condition has not been under control in the months before surgery. This can be devastating for the person concerned.
The organisations listed can support patients to ‘wait well’. There are also links to support people who look after someone awaiting surgery or treatment.
Click on the boxes below to access services in your area.