Dr Sameena Ahmed


Dr Sameena Ahmed


Treasurer

Dr Ahmed is a consultant cardiothoracic anaesthetist at Freeman Hospital, and was involved with setting up the Cardiothoracic Pre-assessment services at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Cardiothoracic preassessment clinic has been running since March 2007 and assesses all elective cardiac surgical patients at present and aim to include  elective thoracic patients as our clinic infrastructure increases. We are lucky to have a dedicated team that includes nurses, nurses practitioners and anaesthetists. There are numerous advantages of having a preassessment process in complex cardiac patients. It has affected our practice and a lot of our cardiac patients now come in as "day of surgery" admissions rather than in-patient admissions. We have had positive feedback from the patient satisfaction surveys, the surgeons and anaesthetists.