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Day Procedure Suite (DPS)

A short video showing the beds and facilities in the Day Procedure Suite.

The Day Proceudre Suite deals with any surgical procedure which can be carried out on a day case basis including:

  • General surgery
  • Urology
  • ENT surgery
  • Oral surgery
  • Ophthalmic surgery

plus

  • Surgical/medical upper and lower Gastro Intestinal Endoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • C Urea breath tests.

A C Urea breath test is a diagnostic test for a bacteria called Helicobacter which causes gastric upsets. It takes around 40 to 60 minutes and is non invasive. It involves blowing into test tubes and drinking a special drink.

The area has 14 beds split into 3 bays with 4 beds, and 2 siderooms. There is an integral Pre-operative Assessment Clinic (PAC), endoscopy procedure room, recovery room and a flexible endoscope reprocessing room.

Opening times

7:30am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Visiting times

Not limited, although visitors may be asked to leave patients to sleep for a while after surgery.

Contact details

Day Procedure Suite

Telephone:Ward: +44 1624 650852, Senior Sister: +44 1624 650853

Frequently asked questions

Why do I have to attend the Preop assessment clinic?

It is essential that you are as fit as possible prior to day surgery – the clinic nurse will assess your physical wellbeing, as well as ensuring that you understand the implications of day surgery and that you have someone at home with you following your surgery. Any tests which may be required such as blood tests and heart tests can be arranged so that the results will be available to the surgeon on the day of your operation. If anything is wrong with any of your tests, this can be dealt with prior to your surgery.

Why do I need a dressing gown and slippers?

The Day Procedure Suite has patients of both sexes split into 4 bed bays. A dressing gown is required to maintain your dignity whilst wearing the theatre gown which you will be given to wear. Slippers protect your feet when walking around the ward area.

What if I am not fit enough to go home at the end of the day?

After your operation, you will be monitored and assessed as to your fitness to go home. If you do not pass the discharge criteria, a bed will be found for you on a suitable ward until you are fit to leave.

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