Most of the surgery carried out at the hospital takes place in the Day Surgery Unit (DSU). The DSU is located on the ground floor, next to the car park, and we make it easy to move from reception to the ward area, on to theatre and recovery and back again. To help you prepare for your day, please check these lists:
What to bring
Your admission letter and contact details for your GP and next of kin
All medications you are taking
A little cash in case you want to use the bedside TV and phone
Proof of entitlement to free travel
Nightclothes, slippers and flat shoes
Loose, comfortable day clothes
Your glasses, contact lenses and hearing aid
Any mobility aids you use
A hairbrush or comb
Blue Badge – if you have one
Books and magazines
But please do not bring:
Large amounts of cash, jewellery or other valuables
Large bags or suitcases
Please remember to:
Tell family and friends where you are going
Remove nail polish and false nails
You should arrange for someone to collect you when you are discharged, and for any support you need at home.
Food and drink
If your procedure is scheduled for the morning, do not eat anything after midnight. You can have water, but only until 6am.
However, if you are on the afternoon list, you can have a light breakfast before 7am and water only until 11am.
Should you not follow these instructions, it could affect the anaesthetic process and your operation may be cancelled.
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