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Advice for day surgery patients

If you are coming to Poole Hospital for day surgery, you may find the information below helpful:

What should I do when I arrive?

On the day report to reception at the Day of Surgery Unit where you will be admitted to the ward and introduced to the nurse who will be looking after you during your stay. 

What will happen?

You may be attending the day case unit for pre-assessment or for an operation or procedure. You will receive appropriate advice and details on preparation before admission and before discharge.

How long will I be?

This will be included in the information you receive from the day case unit.

Following your procedure your nurse will look after you and monitor your recovery to then enable discharge home. We will contact your nominated escort to collect you once this has been done. Short stay car park facilities are located by the Dome entrance.

What to bring with you on admission

  • Any inhalers or medication you use
  • A book or magazine to read while waiting
  • Change for the phone
  • Slippers and dressing gown

Changing your appointment

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please tell us as soon as possible. We can then offer the date to another patient. The telephone number is on your appointment letter or call 01202 442490

If you fail to keep your appointment without notifying us you may be referred back to your GP.

Other information

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.

Contact us

Phone graphicDay of surgery unit (nurses):
01202 442150

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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