Day Surgery Unit

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Day Surgery Unit

Within the Martin Corke Day Surgery Unit patients receive treatment that is safe, effective and efficient; and which provides care in the most appropriate setting based on clinical judgement.

The Day Surgery Unit is a stand alone facility designed specifically for patients who do not need to stay in hospital overnight.

We care for both paediatric and adult patients. All of our patients for general anaethesia are carefully selected for suitability through Pre-assessment (PAU).

Many types of surgery are provided on a daily basis, using either general or local anaesthesia. These include: General Surgery; Urology; Gynaecology; Ear Nose and Throat; Plastic Surgery; Dermatology; Oral Surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmics and Vascular.

We also offer facilities within the department to the Community Dental Service, Cardiac Care Service, Termination Advisory Service and Lithotripsy Service.


The Day Surgery unit is situated at the rear of the hospital, in the same building as the Eye Treatment Centre. Map of the Hospital


Patient/Visitor car parking is at the front of the hospital. However there is a 20 min drop off / collection area outside the Day Surgery Unit. There are also some disabled parking spaces outside the Day Surgery Unit. More parking information can be found here


In view of the short time that you will be in the Day Surgery Unit visitors/partners are not permitted to stay on the ward area.

Opening Hours

07.30 - 20.00 Monday - Friday

The Day Surgery unit is closed at weekends and bank holidays. 

Main Contact Numbers:

Main Day Surgery Reception: 01284 713050

Day Surgery Ward: 01284 713959/01284 713958

Day Surgery Ward Manager Sr. J. Gove  01284 713504

Day Surgery Clinical Theatre Manager: Jennifer Clay, 01284 713288

Operational Manager: Irene Fretwell, 01284 712756

Patient Support

Please refer to the surgery specific leaflet that you were given on the day of your operation.  All our leaflets are available online if you click here you should  be directed to the full selection

If you have any problems or concerns within 24 hours of having your operation please call the Day Surgery Unit. If it is outside of our opening hours please go through the West Suffolk switchboard 01284 713 000 and ask them to bleep the clinical site manager on 888.

If you have had a gynae or an oral procedure or are calling up about your child please call  the appropriate direct line below

Gynae - 01284 713235

Children - 01284 713317

Oral - 01473 712233

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2016 15:52:20.017

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