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 assessment appointments.
ADSU is in the South Block on Level 3.
The nearest car park is the multi-storey car park. On level 2 go through the Main Entrance and take a left into centre block at the welcomers desk. Continue up the corridor to South Block. ADSU is on level 3. Use lift or stairs behind the league of friends tea bar.
Drop-off points only are available in the South Block car park, off Redlands Road.
Advice before your surgery
If for any reason you are unable to keep your appointment, please let us know by telephoning the speciality number on your letter.
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 procedure.
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.
Mobile Phones allowed: No
Flowers: Flowers are not allowed as it is a unit for day case patients only.
Wheelchair access: Yes
What to bring / how to prepare: As advised in patient information leaflets
Related Department: Surgery, Urology, Orthopaedics
Conditions treated: musculoskeletal problems, hernia, urological problems, haemorrhoids, gallstones
Adult Day Surgery Unit
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Reading RG1 5AN
0118 322 7622
Fax: 0118 322 8214