Day Surgery Unit

What we do

The Jubilee Wing Day Surgery Unit was officially opened by the then Minister of Health Sir John Reid on the 10th of January 2005

The unit has four main areas:

  • Pre-assessment
  • Ward
  • 4 Theatres
  • a Post- Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) also known as the Recovery Room.

We perform surgeries under local and general anaesthetic.  

Operations perfomed in the Day Surgery Unit include: 

  • Orthopaedic: knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Gynaecology: laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, ultrasound directed folicle aspiration (egg collection), dilatation & currettage (D&C), dye test, polypectomy
  • General: haemorrhoidectomy, hernia repair, excision of pilonidal sinus, circumcision
  • MaxFax: septoplasty, tympanotomy, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), dental extraction, bone anchor
  • Vascular: varicose veins
  • Hands: carpal tunnel decompression, excision of ganglion

Who we are

The Head of the Unit is Sister Sim Claire. 

The team consists of nurses with a variety of skills and knowledge, healthcare assistants, operating department personnel, operating department orderly, receptionist, domestic cleaner, surgeons, anaesthetists and student nurses.

Consultants Surgeons include:

Mr Kinmont                Mr Manisali

Mr Iossifidis               Mr Cross

Mr Hashemi               Mr Tapponi

Mr Sultan                   Mr Ward

Miss Hamid                 Miss Thakar

Dr Subha                    Mr Ofuasia

Mr Derodra                 Miss Vig

Miss Hicklin                 Mr Knight

Mr Ujam                      Mr Naidu


Advice for patients

In the Pre-assessment clinic, you will be seen by one of our specially trained nurses to make sure that you are fit for your general anaesthetic.  You will be told what you need to do to prepare you for your surgery. 

If you have any concerns about your forthcoming surgery the nurses will be more than willing to assist you and to answer your questions.

On the day of your operation you will be admitted by one of our nurses and shown to an allocated trolley in the ward.  You will also be seen by the surgeon and anaesthetist.

The ODP (Operating Department Personnel) will take you into theatre when the theatre is ready for you.

Following your surgery you will be taken into PACU. You will be cared for by the Recovery nurses before you return to the ward area where you will stay for a few hours before you are allowed home. 

Your stay on the ward after surgery will depend on the type of operation you had and how well you recover from the procedure and the anaesthetic. 

You may experience some pain after your surgery but you will be given pain killers and your stay will be made as comfortable as possible. 

You will need a responsible adult to take you home after your surgery and to stay with 24 hours after discharge. 

A member of staff will ring you the next day to check on your progress. 

Contact us

We are open from 0700 to 2030 from Monday to Friday and our direct line telephone is 020 8401 3737.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ring us on the telephone number above or e-mail Sister Clare.



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