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Day Surgery Services

The majority of routine operations are performed as day or short stay surgery. This benefits the patient as they can return to their normal home environment as soon as they have recovered from the anaesthetic. The short hospital stay also minimises disruption to their daily routine and to the lives of their family or friends.

Day Surgery Services

Day Surgery Services have an enthusiastic highly skilled team, which includes: specialist day surgery nurses, operating department practitioners, physiotherapists, health care assistants, clerical and housekeeping staff.

Pre-Assessment Unit

Patients attend our Pre-assessment Clinic where specialist nurses check their general medical condition, fitness for anaesthesia and home circumstances. The nurses also answer questions about admission and give information. This is usually on the same day patients see the doctor in outpatients.

Day Surgery Unit

The Day Surgery Unit and Overnight Ward are on the first floor of the hospital in the West Wing, above the Outpatients Department. This unit has 4 operating theatres and 23 trolley spaces

Overnight Ward

The Overnight Ward has 15 beds for surgical patients requiring an overnight stay in hospital.

Day Treatment Centre

The Day Treatment Centre is on the first floor of the hospital above the hospital main entrance. This has 2 operating theatres and 15 trolley spaces.

These facilities are modern purpose built units, which provide patient centred care in a clean, safe, friendly and relaxed environment for over 15,000 adult patients each year