If you are attending the hospital for a minor surgical procedure you may be attending the Day Surgery Unit.

Your appointment

You will receive a letter or telephone call advising you to attend the Day Surgery Unit for your procedure. 

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact your consultant’s secretary as soon as possible to let them know. Your consultant's secretary contact details are on your appointment card or appointment letter. If you have an appointment for a Gynaecology or Urology procedure and wish to cancel, please contact the Day Surgery Unit directly on 01 803 2722.

What to bring:

  • Private Health Insurance details and / or Medical Card details.
  • List of current medication

When you come in:

When you arrive at the hospital, please go to the Day Surgery Unit and our staff will register you at the desk. After registration you will be directed to the Nursing Team in the Day Surgery Unit to prepare for your procedure. After your procedure you will be discharged from the hospital.

When you are discharged:

Here is a useful checklist of questions you may need to ask before you leave

  • If you have a wound; what care is needed? 
  • Have you stitches or clips that need to be removed? 
  • If there are any problems when discharged, who should you contact? 
  • Do you need an out-patient appointment or follow up care? 
  • Do you need a medical certificate for your employer? 
  • Have you got all your belongings?

Referral Information

You will be referred to the Day Surgery Unit by the surgical team. Someone will then contact you by letter or telephone with a date and time for your procedure.