Day Surgery

Day Surgery Unit

 

The Day Surgery Unit caters for the any patients who can now come into hospital, have their operation and go home the same day.

We aim to provide a personal and efficient service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere within a purpose built unit.

The Day Surgery Unit is located in the main corridor from the concourse, and is situated above Pharmacy. There is a lift to the right hand side of the stairway.

What to Expect When You are Admitted to Our Ward

Not all patients can have day case surgery. It depends on what operation you need. Almost half of all surgical procedures can be carried out on a day-stay basis.

You will be asked to attend a Pre-assessment prior to a decision being made on your suitability for day surgery. At this pre-assessment a nurse will perform various tests and will also require information from you. Once this has all been gathered and results are available then a decision will be made.

On the day of your surgery you will be informed what time you need to arrive. The nurses will again check your general health and your Consultant and Anaesthetist will visit you on the ward prior to your operation.

How to Contact the Ward

You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone for news following your surgery.

Or Telephone Switchboard on 0300 422 2222 and ask for the Ward

Please be aware that the Trust is now a smoke free NHS. Smoking is not permitted in any building or within the grounds of any of our sites. Information and support is available to any patients who wish to stop smoking. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available to help reduce your cravings during your stay.