A new unit for patients undergoing planned surgery has recently opened at Kingston Hospital, to support the recovery of elective care.
The Admissions on the Day Unit is located next to the hospital’s theatres, enabling patients to arrive at the unit on the morning of their surgery and to move quickly into theatres, for their procedure.
Sarb Sandhu, Kingston Hospital’s Chief of Surgery and Planned Care, said: “This new unit will provide a much more efficient way for us to manage elective care. Patients coming in for planned procedures will be able to stay in one place, as opposed to being on wards across the hospital, and will benefit from a significantly smoother and quicker pathway, from arrival for their surgery through to having their procedure.
“Not only will this make a difference to our patients’ experience, but it will also mean we can see a greater number of patients for elective procedures, in a shorter space of time.”
Every patient attending Kingston Hospital for elective surgery will start their admission within this dedicated unit.
Watch a short video tour of the Admissions on the Day Unit: