If you are attending the hospital for elective surgery and are likely to go home on the same day, you may be admitted to the surgical day ward.
You will receive a letter or telephone call with your surgery date. Please contact us to confirm that you are attending or if you need to reschedule or cancel your surgery.
Here is a checklist of what you should do before coming in for your surgery.
We recommend you use the main entrance on North Circular Road, as this is the only entrance open early in the morning. When you come in the entrance, take the escalator or lift up to the first floor and continue down Hospital Street (the main corridor). At the end of the corridor, turn right. Cross through the lobby, past the bank and the lifts and then turn left down the link corridor.
You will come to a single lift on your right hand side – take this up to Level 2. When you exit the lift, turn right and right again and follow the signs for the surgical day ward.
The best entrance to use for this admission time is the Misericordiae entrance on Eccles Street – this is the smaller entrance opposite the church/park.
When you come in the entrance, turn left and walk several paces. There is a lift on the right hand side. Take this lift up to Level 2. When you come out of the lift, turn right and right again and follow the signs for the surgical day ward.
Visitors are welcome from 2pm to 4pm and from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Please read our visitor guidelines.
Medical certificates should be provided by your doctor before you go home. Any additional certificates can be obtained from your GP.
Here is a checklist of things to think about before your discharge.
You will be referred to the surgical day ward by the surgical team. You will be contacted by letter or by phone with your admission date/time.