Day Surgery is best defined as the admission of patients to hospital for a planned surgical procedure, returning home on the same day.
Within the Trust Day Surgery is
provided in dedicated areas with waiting areas and rooms for
private consultation. At Darlington Memorial and University
Hospital of North Durham the units are integrated beds allowing for
an overnight stay if required. Patients who require an
overnight stay at Shotley Bridge and Bishop Auckland may be
transferred to a sister site.
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital