Day surgery unit
The ward consists of 25 Day Surgery Trolleys, which are divided
into 4 bays, there are also two relaxing areas with easy chairs and
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
We believe we must offer holistic care with courtesy and
dignity, having respect for individual, cultural and spiritual
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
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
Sister Helen Holder
Ward telephone number
Contact email address
Ground floor, Hillborough
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
Ear, nose and throat surgeon
the consultant list for further details
Specialist teams who care for patients on this ward
Breast care nurses
Day surgery unit
Westcliff on Sea