Day case surgery is becoming more and more common, it now makes
up approximately 70% of all surgery performed. Day case surgery is
extremely safe but surgery of any sort should never be taken
lightly. You should expect, and will receive, the highest standards
of professional care by all members of the team who will be
This web page gives general guidelines. Your own hospital should
be able to provide specific information about any of the points
below. It's worth bearing in mind that protocols vary between
hospitals - and even sometimes between hospital departments.
Getting Yourself Ready
The Day Itself - Your
We hope these guidelines are helpful but we stress that they are
general guidelines only. In all cases, your best source of accurate
information is the hospital department where you will be having
your surgery. Use this webpage to decide what you need to ask them.
The better you understand your procedure and the day surgery
process, the more likely you are to have a positive experience.