Same Day Surgery

Same Day Surgery is a 33 bedded surgical unit catering for day surgery patients from many specialities. Orthopaedics, gynaecology, general surgery, ENT, urology, vascular, endoscopy, pain clinics, plastics, dental, eye surgery and dermatology are some of the specialities catered for within our department. Also patients who receive treatment for haemochromatosis, and patients undergoing Intervention Radiology Procedures are cared for on our unit.

Unit Managers


CNM2 Bridget Trotter 091 785495

CNM1 Laura McLoughlin 091 785495

It is our aim to provide the optimum standard of patient care from admission to discharge for patients in a professional and safe manner.

About the Unit


Patients are admitted to Unit from 6.30am on Monday to Friday, and with occasional Saturday lists Length of stay depends on procedure.

On arrival to Daycare, patients are met by administration staff and details are registered –eg name, address, next-on kin, telephone numbers and Insurance details. Following this, patients are met by a member of Nursing team and relevant medical history and observations are taken and recorded. Bloods and ECG may need to be taken. Patients are prepared for theatre and are escorted to relevant theatre.

After procedure, a period of time may be spent in Recovery room prior to returning to Daycare and then discharged when Nursing staff and Consultant are satisfied with the patient’s progress. Tea and toast is always well enjoyed prior to departure!


Frequently asked questions 


How long will I be in the Day Care Unit? 

This depends on procedure, but the nurse will inform you and your relative on admission.

Can I drive home following my procedure?

Following sedation or General Anaesthetic, it is advisable not to drive for 48 hours.

Will I see my Consultant before discharge? 

All patients are seen by Consultant prior to discharge.




Patient Information

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