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The Day Surgery Unit allows you to be admitted to St George’s Hospital for surgery for a procedure and to be discharged home on the same day. It’s for patients who do not need to stay overnight on a ward and makes the surgery more convenient for them.

The following services use the Day Surgery Unit:

  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Paediatric Dental
  • Plastics
  • Maxfax
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urology

The unit offers AM & PM sessions to each service and is open Monday to Friday. The Unit has five operating theatres.


To minimise the risk of Covid-19 the following measure have been put in place before and while attending the Day Surgery Unit.

  • You will have swab test 48-72 hours before you come in for surgery. You must be tested negative and you will be asked to self-isolate after your test until your surgery. If you have complex medical issues your surgeon may ask you to self-isolate for 14 days prior to your surgery date.
  • You should have no symptoms for 7 days and be advised to adhere to social distancing and hand hygiene measures.

When you arrive at the entrance you will meet a member of staff who will check that you are in the right place. You will be given a facemask if you don’t already have one on and will be asked to gel your hands. You should keep your facemask on during your entire time in the day surgery unit unless you are asked to remove it by one of the staff. If you are uncomfortable wearing a facemask please speak to one of our staff who will try to help with an alternative.

Tell us what you think

We hope your experience with us at St George’s Day surgery Unit is as pleasant and smooth as possible. If you have a compliment or concern regarding the unit, please let us know by:

  • speaking to a member of staff caring for you
  • contacting our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0208725 2453 or email pals@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Coming to Surgery
The leaflet below offers information about coming in for your procedure. If you have any further questions or concerns please speak to the doctor or nurse in charge of you care.

DSU leaflet

Where are we?

We are located in the Maxillofacial & Day Surgery Building along Perimeter Road. Coming by public transport on the 493 or G1 you can get off at stop HA/HB outside the Rose Centre.

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