Adult Day Surgery Unit (ADSU) specialises
in the care of patients having a surgical procedure as a day case.
Within the Adult Day Surgery Unit patients are cared for in
single-sex bays. Each single-sex bay has a designated single-sex
toilet and washing facilities adjacent to the bay.
Patients will be given information about
their admission at their 'Fit for Surgery' or pre-operative
Advice before your surgery
- If you are under 16 years old you must be
accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- You must make arrangements to be taken home by car or taxi and
accompanied by a responsible adult after your operation. An adult
should remain with you for 24-hours, or ideally even 48-hours.
- You must not drive a car or any other vehicle, or operate
machinery or appliances such as cookers and kettles, for 48-hours
after you have returned home. Anaesthetic drugs can stay in your
system and can affect your judgement and reaction.
- On the day of your operation, the person accompanying you
should ring the unit to get the estimated time of your discharge.
Alternatively, if they are present when you are being admitted,
they can ask a nurse for a more exact time then.
- You must have access to a telephone at home in the event you
experience problems after you have been discharged.
- You will be advised about taking any regular medication but you
should bring any regular prescribed medication, in its original
packaging, with you.
- Do not wear any make up or nail polish, or bring any
jewellery/valuables with you (other than wedding rings).
- Please have a bath or shower before you come in.
- We recommend that you bring a dressing gown and slippers as you
will be walking to the operating theatre. It is not necessary to
bring night clothes.
If for any reason you are unable to keep your appointment,
please let us know by telephoning 0118 322 7622.
If you are unwell on the day before your surgery, i.e. if you
have a common cold or sore throat, telephone the unit on 0118 322
7622 for advice, as we may not be able to carry out the
The staff on the unit wish to make your stay as pleasant
and anxiety-free as possible. Speak to the nurse in charge if you
have any queries or concerns.
Contact if Patient / visitor has a problem:
Sister Lesley Rosier
Ward visiting hours: N/A
Mobile Phones allowed: No
Flowers: Flowers are not
allowed as it is a unit for day case patients only.
How to get there: The Adult
Day Surgery Unit (ADSU) is located located on a mezzanine level
accessed from Level 3, South Block. Please head for South Block and
use the stairs or lifts near Pathology and Outpatients 2. On Level
3 follow the signs for the Adult Day Surgery Unit.
Wheelchair access: Yes
Patient Guide – what to bring / how to
prepare: as advised in patient information
Related Department: Surgery,
musculoskeletal problems, hernia, urological problems,
Adult Day Surgery Unit
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
0118 322 7622
Fax: 0118 322 8214