The Planned Admissions Unit caters for all elective surgical patients being admitted on the day of their planned surgery or procedure, regardless of the speciality. Also provided is post operative care and nurse led discharge for patients who are undergoing day case surgery.

During a stay on the ward, patients are able to discuss their surgery or procedure and ask any questions they may have. Tests such as blood pressure and pulse rate may be performed to ensure the patient is in the right condition for the procedure. Patients will be monitored throughout their time on the ward and taken directly from here to theatre at the appropriate time.

The ward is managed by Sharon Reynolds and is supported by a team of qualified nurses and health care assistants who are experienced in caring for surgical patients.

The Planned Admissions Unit is located in ward D6 which is on the ground floor of the main hospital.

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Please feel free to share your experience of your stay on the Planned Admissions Unit at D6. Please send your comments to swbh.comms@nhs.net

Patients are required to bring with them their admission letter, all prescribed medications, lotions and/or inhalers (including any homeopathic remedies that they use) in their original containers.

All patients should bring a dressing gown, slippers and a book or newspaper to help pass the time while waiting.

If patients are a planned inpatient, they will need to bring nightwear, toiletries, a towel and any items they require for personal use while in hospital.

Patients should NOT bring any valuables or large sums of money.