The Day Surgery Unit cares for patients from one year old
upwards. We care for people undergoing a wide range of surgical
procedures that do not require an overnight stay. Our aim is to
provide patient centred care in a clean, safe and relaxed
environment where patients feel confident to discuss any anxieties
We will also make provision for patients with special needs, for
example, interpreters/hearing loops/Braille.
The Day Surgery Unit is a modern, purpose built department, with
an enthusiastic, highly skilled team of Nurses specialising in Day
Surgery care. We meet the current government waiting times for
surgery for over 12,000 patients per year.
We screen all adult patients for MRSA before surgery, which is
part of our tough infection control procedure. Adult patients
also undergo an assessment to determine their risk of developing a
deep vein thrombosis, and preventative therapy will be started if
The Day Surgery Unit is situated on the 1st floor of the Great
Western Hospital within the Day Services area.
When you come to the Day Surgery Unit on the day of your surgery
you will be greeted at reception and shown to a waiting area.
A member of the Nursing team will prepare you for theatre,
checking your blood pressure, pulse and temperature. They
will discuss your general health with you and answer any concerns
you may have as well as completing the necessary paperwork. You
will be advised of the approximate time for your surgery. This can
be subject to change depending on clinical need although we will do
our best to keep to schedule and keep you informed throughout.
You will be seen by your Anaesthetist and Surgeon prior to
Surgery which gives you the opportunity to have any concerns
As a general rule you will be able to stay dressed in your own
clothes until close to your theatre time when you will be asked to
change into an operating gown. We have small lockers are available
for your use to keep your personal belongings secure.
You will be escorted to the Theatre Anaesthetic room by one of
the Theatre Team. After the operation, you will wake up in the
Theatre Recovery area and will return to the Day Surgery unit when
you are ready to.
You will continue your recovery within the Day Surgery Unit
until it is agreed that it is safe for you to return home. Recovery
time can take anything from two hours to eight hours depending on
the individual and type of surgery.
You can read our useful FAQs for the Cherwell
Day Surgery FAQs.
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