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Theatres

West Suffolk Hospital's main theatres are dedicated to providing and maintaining the highest possible standards of individualised patient care. The aim of the unit is to deliver safe, effective and holistic care, by knowledgeable practitioners in the peri-operative environment, whilst maintaining the patient’s dignity and respecting religious, cultural and ideological differences.

Services provided

We have eight theatres providing trauma, emergency and obstetric cover, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.

Booked surgical services performed within the department include orthopaedics, urology, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, laparoscopic, general breast, gynaecology, ear, nose and throat, vascular and plastic surgery.

Contact the team

Reception: 01284 713433 or 01284 713374

Theatre suite coordinator: 01284 713320

Location

Main hospital building, first floor, opposite main lifts.

Patient information

Our operating theatres cover a wide range of surgical specialities. Each has its own team of theatre staff skilled in their respective specialities; all play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth running of the operating theatres. Our main goal is ensuring the best possible quality of care for all patients coming to theatres.

As well as surgeons and anaesthetists the team includes any combination of the following:

  • Registered nurses
  • Operating department practitioners
  • Assistant theatre practitioners
  • Health care support staff.

The department facilitates a Diploma of Higher Education Operating Department practice training programme undertaken in conjunction with University of Suffolk. In addition, registered nurse training and valuable placement of other health care professionals take place within the complex.