Day Surgery

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Day Surgery

The Day Surgery centre was established in 1994 as a purpose built standalone unit. We provide a day case operating service consisting of three theatres and a procedure room in a stand alone unit. We undertake multiple specialties including orthopaedics, paediatrics, gynaecology and urology.

Our procedures are done under general anaesthetic and local anaesthetic with the majority of our patients going home the same day. Our patients are pre-assessed in Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic (POAC) before coming to the day surgery centre with most of our patients having a good standard of general health. If a patient does require an overnight stay they are transfered to an appropriate ward within the main hospital.


Nine out of ten patients at Musgrove’s Day Surgery Department said they were “very satisfied” with their care in December’s patient satisfaction survey.


This is fantastic news for the department as it is a big increase in the number of patients saying they were “very satisfied” with their care in April 2012.
Consultant Anaesthetist, Helen Hopwood comments “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to make such a significant improvement to our patient experience ratings. We have been working really hard to create a truly patient-centred, efficient service over the past year in Day Surgery.
“I think the absolute dedication of the Day Surgery team and their unwavering commitment to our patients has been fundamental to making this happen.”
The Day Surgery unit is located beside the Cedars car park opposite the Duchess Building and incorporates eleven departments including General Surgery, Gynaecology, Dermatology and Orthopaedics.
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