FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will I require a referral letter to see Mr Younis?
Can I see Mr Younis on the NHS?
Yes you can. You will require your GP to refer you to Mr Younis. Mr Younis treats NHS patients at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Hospitals) and Beardwood Hospital.
How long will I have to wait to be see Mr Younis privately?
How can I arrange a private consultation for myself or a relative?
You can do this by contacting the Lancashire Hand Clinic on 01254 403403 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can call the Beardwood Hospital (01254 507642) directly to arrange an appointment at your convenience.
What is the cost of a private consultation with Mr Younis?
Do I qualify for a free video consultation?
Can I have a virtual consultation instead of a face to face consultation?
Yes. Mr Younis offers Video and Telephone consultations. In most cases (with the exception of ONESTOP Hand Surgery) your first consultation is likely to be face to face but you will be offered a choice for all other appointments.
How can I check if my condition is suitable for ONESTOP Hand Surgery?
My condition was not deemed suitable for ONESTOP Hand Surgery, what are my options?
What do I need to bring with me for my appointment?
How can I find my way to the clinics?
Mr Younis has clinics at the Beardwood Hospital in Blackburn (BB2 7AE) and you can enter the above postcode into your Sat Nav for directions.
Is there parking available at the hospitals where Mr Younis consults?
Yes. The Beardwood hospital has free parking on site. However it is important that you arrive early for your appointment as parking can be difficult to find. There is however parking available in the adjacent Streets/Road.
How can I pay for my consultation?
You can pay by cash or by card on the day of your appointment. Alternatively we can send out an invoice to you and you can pay by BACS transfer.
What do I need to bring with me on the day of my operation?
If you take inhalers or have an epipen for allergies, please bring these with you.
If you have been told that you will be staying overnight or you are being put to sleep (general anaesthesia) for your operation on an evening list, it is advisable to bring an overnight bag with you.
Can I drive to the hospital on the day of my operation?
Where would I need to be seen for a wound check and the removal of sutures from my wound?
What should I do if I need help or advice immediately after the operation?
The ward will give you a contact number before you leave. The ward staff are available 24 hours for advice and guidance if you have any concerns relating to your operation.