Patients admitted to the Surgical Admission Unit have had a pre-operative assessment and have been assessed as being physically fit enough to wait for their surgery in a non-ward area.
Why have I been asked to come to the Surgical Admission Unit, and not a ward?
Most wards have doctors' rounds in the mornings, where existing patients ready to be discharged (leave hospital) are identified. Until the patients on the ward are discharged; there are no ward beds available for the new patients having surgery.
The Surgical Admission Unit allows you to be admitted and prepared for your surgery before a bed is available. This in turn helps the operating lists to start on time and makes sure that the surgery time available is used efficiently.
Having a unit like this helps more patients to receive their treatment on time.
Where is the Surgical Admission Unit?
It is located on the first floor.
The unit is open from 07:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. You can call the unit on 020 7808 2384.