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Day surgery

The day of surgery unit welcomes both adult and paediatric patients attending hospital for operations under local or general anaesthetic. Our aim is to make your stay in hospital as comfortable as possible.

In the vast majority of cases patients will be discharged home on the same day.

Admissions are planned around morning and afternoon operations. There may be a wait of a few hours before you have your operation, so you may wish to bring something to read to help pass the time.

For more advice on preparing for day surgery, click here

Pre-admission clinic

You will be required to attend a pre-admission clinic before the planned operation day, where information will be given regarding the procedure, and clear details about pre- and post-operative care.

Medical checks will also take place at this stage.

On the day

On the day you will be admitted by a nurse or doctor and will have an opportunity to ask any questions or concerns you may have regarding your operation.

Following your procedure your nurse will look after you and monitor your recovery to then enable discharge home.

Patients who have had anaesthetic must be collected by and be cared for by a responsible adult for 24 hours.

A child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must stay with their child on the ward.

What to do if you can't make it

If for any reason you are unable to attend for your operation, please contact us so that we may offer your appointment to another patient. Please give us as much notice as possible.

Call us on 01202 442490

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Contact us

Phone graphicDay surgery unit (nurses):
01202 442150

Elective admissions:
01202 442490

Opening hours:
7:15am – 8:30pm

Find us

The day of surgery unit is located on the second floor of E block:

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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