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Children's Day Surgery

Final Day SurgeryThe nursing team in children’s day surgery is led by sister, Jacky Fawcet. If you are a forthcoming patient, Jacky and her team look forward to meeting you on the day of your admission. We understand that coming to hospital, even for a short time, can be a stressful time for the whole family and we strive to provide a welcoming and professional service so that you and your child will have a positive experience.


The children’s day surgery department is located in the hospital’s designated Day Surgery building, next to the multi-storey car park.  

Our service treats and cares for children aged between 1 and 16 years, or, in certain cases up to 18 years, who need to have minor surgical procedures suitable to be carried out as day surgery. This can include: minor ear, nose and throat surgery; orthopaedic surgery; dental surgery; general surgery.

A dedicated team of trained children’s nurses, paediatric anaesthetists, and surgeons will be responsible for caring for children and their parents/guardians/carers throughout the child’s time with us.  Our joint aim will be to provide you with family centred, excellent and safe care.

Pre-operative visits

Your pre-operative visit gives you a chance to meet some of us, have a look around, and ask any questions:

If you would like a pre-operative assessment visit please contact us to arrange a day and time by calling us on 01823 342762.

Storyboards

Our storyboards were designed to help children of all ages understand what to expect when they come to us as a day surgery patient.  We hope you and your child find them helpful.

Young Child Storyboard

Older Child Storyboard

Teenager Storyboard

 Click on the link below to watch an informative video, which shows what happens before, during and after an anaesthetic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWsQTpyLiMk

 Patient information

To download patient information leaflets for our children's day surgery service, please visit our patient information page. Use the search function on the page to enter keywords and generate a list of relevant information.

Contact us

Children's Day Surgery TeamChildren’s day surgery is not a 24 hour department; theatre lists run on different days of each week. If you would like to get in touch with our team and are unable to make direct contact, please leave a message with our reception staff, who will pass it on to the nursing team when they are next working.

Nursing Team: 01823 342771

Reception Desk: 01823 342762

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Our Values

We put our patients first by working as one team; leading and listening; and striving for the best.