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Day Surgery

What to expect from our Day Surgery Unit

Day surgery is for surgical procedures where you require only a brief stay in hospital. Operations such as cataract surgery, hernia repair, removal of skin lumps, gall bladder removal, carpal tunnel release and knee arthroscopy are able to be performed here. You will be admitted on the day of your surgery, and go home on the same day, a few hours after the procedure when you are clinically ready for discharge. 

During your time with us our nursing team will ensure you are comfortable and understand every step of your journey. You will firstly meet with your consultant and their team to talk through your procedure ensuring you are ready to proceed. Once you return back from theatre you will be cared and looked after in a relaxing and comfortable environment until you are safe for discharge. 

Same-day surgery is designed to give you greater flexibility, minimise any stress and anxiety whilst facilitating a faster recovery. Our Day Surgery Unit uses the latest technology across every surgical speciality. Our team are highly experienced and will ensure that your treatment and short time in hospital is a safe and comfortable experience. 

Our Day Surgery Unit has its own entrance located alongside our Main Reception entrance, giving you privacy and a peaceful environment. 

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Recent Reviews from Day Surgery Patients:

“I wasn’t anxious before coming in for surgery as I had confidence in the hospital, and I knew that I was having a local anaesthetic. I wasn’t sedated during surgery and was amazed that I didn’t feel a thing. My arm was shrouded so I didn’t know that the surgery was happening.

Everyone has been so helpful and kind – that in itself gives you the confidence that you can trust those looking after you.”

“I cannot recommend St Joseph's highly enough. Having had gastro pains for a number of months I made an appointment to see Mr Brian Stephenson. I found him very warm, caring, approachable and a very professional consultant, who went that extra mile...

On the day of my operation the nursing and medical staff were excellent and put me at ease prior to the operation and provided excellent after care before I was discharged."