The SAU assesses patients who have a confirmed or probable surgical condition.

Patients are referred to us via their GP or are admitted via the Emergency Department.

Depending on your clinical condition and care needs, you will either be assessed in the clinic or admitted to another ward.

If you are admitted, it is usual for that to happen on the same day or the day after admission.

If you have been referred by your GP, it's possible you will need to attend an appointment which may be on the same day or the following day.


Great Western Hospital - third floor (please see Floor plan).

Visiting times

We operate open visiting across the Trust.


Tel: 01793 605855 or 01793 607245

Patients, families and their carers have access to a dedicated phone line on each ward for direct communication; the phone can be taken to the patient's bedside - please ask a member of staff for details.

We ask that one member of the family conveys information to other family members, to avoid several calls to the ward.