Day Surgery means that patients come into hospital, receive their treatment and return home on the same day. It is now the treatment of choice for a large number of people.
A high quality Day Surgery Unit provides a service that most patients find preferable to staying in hospital overnight. The benefits that we offer include: shorter waiting lists, possibly less emotional upset and, hopefully, less disruption to both our patients and their families’ normal routines.
Patients who are admitted for Day Surgery are less likely to have their procedures cancelled.
Research has shown that, after surgery, patients are more likely to feel better and to recover more quickly in the familiar surroundings of their own homes.
Our aim is to confirm these findings.
Information about access to our Daycase unit can be found on the AccessAble website.
Success and Safety
The success and safety of treatment in our Day Surgery Unit depends on our highly experienced and caring team who will:
- Provide you with a welcoming, safe environment that encourages you to rest, relax and is comfortable to your needs
- Ensure that you are appropriately selected, as not everyone is suitable for Day Surgery
- Provide you with detailed instructions about how to prepare for Day Surgery and what to expect afterwards
It is important that patients read and follow these instructions.
An update on visiting at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals
Visiting is no longer restricted to two hours, and visiting is no longer required to be booked by telephone. Please ensure that you visit during the normal ward visiting times. Please note that no more than two people should visit a patient at any given time.
See our visiting times page for more information and exceptions to visiting times.
Update to Infection Prevention Control Guidance
We have made the decision that from Monday 17th 2023 face mask wearing for visitors, patients, and staff will no longer be a mandatory requirement in non-clinical areas of our hospitals.
Face masks will still be available in the main entrances of the hospitals, for those who would prefer to continue to wear face masks, and in clinical areas.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will update you with any further changes to our Infection Prevention and Control measures.
Thank you for your continued support.
Andrea Lewis, Chief Nurse
David Fluck, Medical Director