Day surgery unit - The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Day surgery unit - what I need to know
You are having an operation.
You will come to our day surgery unit at Pontefract,
Dewsbury or Pinderfields.
Please share your Health Action Plan with us. This helps
us to know how to support you and know your likes or
Before you arrive
Please have a shower or a bath before you come.
Please do not put any
cream on once you have
had your shower or bath.
What will happen?
Different people will look after you.
Our unit does not have any beds.
We have comfy chairs to relax in.
The recovery room will have men and women in.
What do I need to bring?
Any medication you take
Your dressing gown and slippers
You may want to bring with you:
To help pass the time.
Do not bring:
Can someone stay with me?
Yes - a member of your family/carer/friend are welcome
What about pain relief?
Someone will talk to you about pain relief before your
Will I be able to eat or drink after my operation?
You will be given a drink and a snack before you go home.
You will have to go to the toilet before you leave.
What if my family has a question?
Your family/carer/friends can call us at any time while we
are open. We are open from:
7.30am until 7pm
Pinderfields 7.30am until 7pm
7.30am until 7pm
One person should ring and tell the rest of your family
what has been said.
Other things I need to know?
General anaesthetic (going to sleep)
You should not do any of the
things below for 24 hours after
your operation do not:
Drive or ride a bike
Make important decisions or
sign important documents
cookers or kettles.
Run a bath or use the
shower without help
Drink alcohol or Take drugs
Go out alone
Go to work - this depends on your type of operation.
The doctor will tell you when you can work.
Do I need to come back?
Before you go home you will be told:
if you need to come back
if you need to see your own doctor
if a nurse will see you at home
what tablets you need to take
If you have a bandage or plaster over your cut, the nurse
will tell you when it can be taken off.
You may need a nurse to come to your home to do this.
When can I go home?
Do not leave until you are told you can
Please arrange for somebody to take you home
And stay with you for 24 hours
There is a car park outside the main building at each of
How do I tell you what I think?
You can telephone Marie Gibb, Stategic Health Facilitator
on: 01924 543691
If you need help to
have your say, you
can speak to someone
face to face.
Or you can write to:
Patient Liaison Team
Education Centre Trust Headquarters
If you have any problems once you are home, you can
call the hospital you have been in.
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Published April 2011
Review Date April 2011
Design: The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - design and print dept
Or you can ring your own doctor.