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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Visiting Times

3pm - 4:30pm and 6pm - 8pm


0300 422 6752

Level 1, Main Block, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

The Day Surgery Unit cares for patients who come into hospital, have their operation and go home the same day. It is based on level 1 of the Main Block at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

We aim to provide a personal and efficient service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The Day Surgery Unit is located in the main corridor from the concourse, and is situated above the Pharmacy department. There is a lift to the right hand side of the stairway.

What to expect when you are admitted to our ward

Not all patients can have day case surgery. It depends on what operation you need. Almost half of all surgical procedures can be performed as day cases.

You will be asked to attend pre-assessment prior to a decision being made on your suitability for day surgery. At this pre-assessment a nurse will perform various tests and will also require information from you. Once this has all been gathered and results are available then a decision will be made.

On the day of your surgery you will be informed what time you need to arrive. The nurses will again check your general health and your consultant and anaesthetist will visit you on the ward prior to your operation.

Mealtimes and catering

Fosters Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Tower Block next to the lifts. Find out more about food and drink in our hospitals.

Going home

As you cannot drive yourself after any procedure performed under sedation or general anaesthetic, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home.

You should also arrange for someone to stay at home with you until the following morning after your operation. You will receive instructions, together with contact numbers in case any problems occur following discharge.

You will receive advice on rest, diet, activity, pain control, dressings and any necessary stitch removal and an outpatient’s appointment.

How to contact the ward

You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone for news following your surgery.

Telephone: 0300 422 6751 or 0300 422 6752

Or Telephone Switchboard on 0300 422 2222 and ask for the Day Surgery Unit.

Please be aware that smoking is not permitted in any building or within the grounds of any of our sites. Information and support is available to any patients who wish to stop smoking. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available to help reduce your cravings during your stay.

Free Wifi 

Free Wifi is available on all our wards. If you have any difficulty accessing this, please speak to a member of ward staff.