Cheltenham General Hospital


Eyford is a day unit specialising in the care of patients undergoing ophthalmic (eye) surgery. Most patients are cared for and discharged on the same day.

What to expect

When you arrive on the ward, you will be shown to a bay. Then we will:

  • check your details
  • take your blood pressure and pulse
  • check your vision
  • put drops in your eye, ready for your operation

Your care will depend on the reason for your visit, so speak with the nursing staff on your ward for more information.

Food and drink

We don’t serve hot food and drink on the ward but after your surgery, you will be offered:

  • hot and cold drinks
  • biscuits or a sandwich

We have two restaurants at Cheltenham General Hospital, and several shops where you can buy food, newspapers and magazines. Find out more about food and drink at our hospitals.

Find out more about your stay with us