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For all of the surgical specialities offered by the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), General surgery, Gynaecological, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic or Urology surgery) there are many procedures that can be done as a day case. You will be admitted to our Day Surgery Centre and be discharged the same day. We offer a comfortable area away from the main hospital with dedicated day surgery staff where you can have your surgery and return home to recover fully in the comfort of your own home.

The majority of patients are discharged on the same day; there is a small percentage (approx 1- 2%) that may need to be transferred to an inpatient bed to stay in overnight.

Pre-operative preparation and booking your surgery

You will be seen in the outpatients department and advised if you need surgery. Next, you’ll be asked to attend a pre-operative assessment appointment where a nurse will assess your medical health and arrange any investigations to ensure you are ready for surgery. Sometimes giving you a date for surgery may need to be delayed if you need further investigations or you have a health condition that could be improved e.g poorly controlled diabetes. You will be given information to prepare for your surgery including starvation and self isolation guidance and a telephone number so that if there are any changes in your health or circumstances, you can get in touch and discuss this with us.

Once the pre-assessment nurse has said you are “fit for surgery” then the surgical team will be informed. A scheduler will contact with you a date for surgery, remind you of self isolation guidance. You will need to attend for a Covid-19 swab 72 hours before surgery and self isolate from the time you have your Covid-19 swab.

The day before surgery you will receive a pre-op phone call to remind you when and where to attend, starvation guidance, check you are still well and have isolated appropriately.

Contact us

Day Surgery reception: 01709 426500

Pre-Assessment nurses: 01709 424566

Opening hours

Day surgery: 7am-8pm, Monday-Friday

Pre-op: 8am-6pm, Monday-Thursday and 8am-5.30pm on Friday

Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
S60 2UD


Photo of day surgery recovery area.