Preoperative Assessment

What is preoperative assessment?

Where are we


The Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) preoperative assessment unit is based on the Lower Ground Floor, near block one lifts The telephone number is 01484 342652. 

Finding us - CHFT (

Meet the team

The nurse-led teams work with the support of the anaesthetic department. The nurse-led team is managed by Sister Jane Taylor and consultant anaesthetist Dr Alex Spyidoulias and includes: 

  • Four Sisters & One Charge Nurse
  • Eight staff nurses
  • Twelve healthcare assistants
  • Seven clerical coordinators

The consultant anaesthetists for Pre-Operative Assessment are:

Dr Paul Knight - Friday

Dr Marcus Beadle - Wednesday

Dr Jez Pinnell - alternating Monday/Thursday

Dr Ritu Banerjee - Tuesday

Dr Alex Spyridoulias - alternating Monday/Thursday