We are extremely busy in our emergency department so please use our services wisely.  In emergency and life-threatening cases continue to come forward as normal or call 999. 

However, if you are unsure about where to go, please call NHS 111 before coming to our emergency department who can best advise you on your next step.

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Day Surgery Unit

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 anaesthesia are carefully selected for suitability through pre-assessment.

Services provided

Many types of surgery are provided on a daily basis, using either general or local anaesthesia.

These include:

  • Dermatology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular

We also offer facilities within the department to the community dental service, cardiac care service, termination advisory service and lithotripsy service.

Contact the team

Main day surgery reception: 01284 713050

Day surgery ward: 01284 713959 or 01284 713958

Janet Gove, day surgery ward manager: 01284 713504

Jennifer Clay, day surgery clinical theatre manager: 01284 713288

Irene Fretwell, operational manager: 01284 712756


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

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 8.00pm.

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

Patient information

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 NHS Foundation Trust switchboard on telephone: 01284 713000. Please 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