King Edwards VII’s Hospital has opened the doors to its brand new, state-of-the-art Day Surgery Unit, welcoming it’s first patients earlier this month.
The unit increases the hospital’s surgical capacity to four theatres, as well as providing a quicker, more streamlined journey for patients undergoing minor surgical procedures such as cataract surgeries, hysteroscopy, endoscopies and cystoscopies.
Fully equipped with the most up to date equipment and technology, it features four day case ‘pods’ and three recovery bays, giving patients a private space to recover from surgery without the need to be admitted to a hospital bed.
The fourth theatre will also host the King Edward VII’s Hospital Endoscopy Unit, which features state-of-the-art equipment allowing the team of specialist gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons and urologists to diagnose health conditions affecting the upper and lower gastro-intestinal tract, bladder, ureters and urethra as well as the male sexual organs.
Kate Farrow, Director of Operations at King Edward VII’s Hospital, said “King Edward VII’s Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care in a state-of-the-art setting. The opening of our new theatre, alongside our new pods and recovery space, allows us to streamline and enhance the patient journey for the benefit of our clinicians and patients.”