Elsie is designed to replace the previous paper process within Orthopaedics. Historically, all patients had to attend a hospital and answer questions with a nurse.
Elsie starts with a text message to your mobile phone. This text message gives you a link to download the Elsie app onto your phone.
With the NHS Fife Elsie Pre-Op App, you can now provide information about yourself from home. It is easy to answer and submit questions through the app.
You can also message the pre-operative assessment team with questions or queries. Elsie can also send you reminders of important information before your operation.
The pre-assessment nurses will review your answers, and if needed, will discuss them with your anaesthetist and/or surgeon. This will allow us to fully understand your health needs.
You will only need to attend the hospital for pre-operative appointments if you need to have routine tests before surgery.