Day Surgery care for patients who are admitted, receive treatment and are discharged on the same day.
Within Day Surgery we cover a variety of surgical disciplines - please see 'sub departments' below.
We also care for other patients waiting for planned surgery who are expecting to stay in hospital after their operation.
Day surgery services are run from the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Hove Polyclinic.
Day Surgery Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital
Please call 01273 696955 extn. 7242 or 7253
Clinic times / opening hours
The main Day Surgery area at the County is located on level 5 and is open from 7.30am to 8.00pm.
The Urology clinic which is held at Princess Royal Hospital is open on Mondays from 9.00am to 5.00pm and on Thursdays from 9.00am to 12.30pm.
Another Urology clinic is held at Hove Poly Clinic on alternative Tuesdays from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
The Lithotripsy Clinic is held at Hove Poly Clinic on a fortnightly basis.
The Flexible Cystoscopy Clinics are currently being held on Cuckfield Ward at the Princess Royal Hospital on Mondays and Thursdays.
Day Surgery also manage a pre-assessment clinic at Sussex House. This Clinic is for patients who are booked to have an operation through the Day Surgery Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Pre-assessment involves a health check in preparation for surgery and also provides an opportunity for patients to meet some of the Day Surgery staff and ask any questions about their surgery or anaesthetic.
During the pre-assessment appointment, patients will be given information about preparing for their operation, what to expect on the day of admission and post-operative advice. Discharge planning will also be discussed.
Occaisionally referrals to other health professionals may be identified at pre-assessment. The need for any referral would be discussed with the patient.