For patients
& visitors

Day surgery unit

Surgical specialities

Ward details

The ward consists of 25 Day Surgery Trolleys, which are divided into 4 bays, there are also two relaxing areas with easy chairs and televisions.

The theatre suite consists of 3 Day Surgery Theatres and a Post Operative Recovery Ward.

There are many people that work on the ward.  The team is made up of nurses, doctors, theatre staff, physios and pharmacists.  We all work together to ensure that your stay with us is a smooth as possible.

Day surgery unit philosophy

Our aim is to offer a caring and friendly environment for both men and women, including people with special needs who can safely be admitted on a planned basis and discharged home on the same day.

We believe we must offer holistic care with courtesy and dignity, having respect for individual, cultural and spiritual beliefs.

We adopt named nursing as our system of organising nursing care, enabling our patients to feel comfortable to discuss any individual fears and anxieties.

We aim to provide high quality nursing care based on research.  We believe our patients have a right to choose, to be kept informed and involved in the care they receive, we aim to be our patients advocate, to provide support for them and their family.

Our foundation is teamwork, every member working towards common goals and we welcome new ideas and solutions.

When leaving our unit, we aim to provide our patients and carers with the support and information needed, to continue their recovery at home. 


Sister Helen Holder

Ward telephone number

01702 385053

Contact email address


Ground floor, Hillborough wing


Surgical specialities 

Business unit


Visiting and other instructions

No visiting is permitted on the day surgery unit.

As a patient on this ward, you may be under the care of one or more of these consultants

General surgeons

Orthopaedic surgeons

Vascular surgeons

Plastic surgeons

Gynaecology surgeons

Ear, nose and throat surgeon


Pain Management

Dental surgeons


Palliative Care.  

Please see the consultant list for further details

Specialist teams who care for patients on this ward

District nurses

Breast care nurses

Postal address

Day surgery unit
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea