Location  Wansbeck General Hospital
Ward name / number  Surgical Day Unit / Ward 15
Direct dial telephone number  01670 564170 / 564169
Location of ward First floor, on the left 
Type of ward Surgical
Ward visiting times No visiting
What patients may need to know about the daily routine on the ward

We are open Monday - Friday until 8pm.

Patients attend the Unit for a variety of specialist day surgeries.

Patients undergoing some orthopaedic procedures will attend a different ward both before and after surgery. 

Patients on a morning theatre list will have an admission time of 07:30am but their theatre time will be between 08:30am and 11:30am, depending on their consultant and allocation to theatre list. Patients on an afternoon list will have an admission time of 11:30am but their theatre time will be between 13:30pm and 17:00pm, depending on their consultant and allocation to the theatre list. 

Are children welcome? Only those attending the dental clinic. 
Is there flexibility in visiting times? A visitor can attend to support the patient if they have memory problems or difficulty communicating.
Ward Manager Wendy Atkinson
When is the best time for relatives to contact the ward to check on a patient?  Any time.