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Day Case Unit


Day case is currently located in the Gilwern Assessment Unit.


Visiting restrictions updated - 18/8/20

Visiting restrictions have been eased at our hospitals for patients who have been in hospital for ten days or more who will now be able to have visitors under a restricted visiting regime.

However, there are exceptions where visiting to specific areas is still not permitted.  Please see below further information regarding this and please do not just visit our hospitals without following the visiting regime outlined below.

Visit the coronavirus page to access further information regarding which areas you can visit, the visiting regime in place, requirement to arrange the visit with the nurse in charge in advance of your visit, requirement for visitors to be temperature checked on arrival and wear a face mask.


About Day Case

The Day Case Unit at The County Hospital caters for all patients whose procedure or operation can be performed without the need of an overnight stay. This benefits the patient as they can return to their normal home environment as soon as they have recovered from the procedure or anaesthetic.

Our aim is to provide a high standard of clinical care for our patients within a professional, caring, comfortable and friendly environment. We aim to recognise the individual rights of patients, recognising the right to be informed, enabling patients to make decisions.

The nursing team are multi skilled and being continually trained and developed to care for all specialities within Hereford Hospitals.

The Unit audits the effectiveness of outcomes of care, making improvements to care delivery as recommended from the findings. The Day Case team follows the Trust's commitment to provide the highest standard of healthcare to the people of Herefordshire.

Outline of the Department

The Day Case has 19 trolleys, 6 reclining chairs and a waiting area. There is a team of trained nurses, assistant nurse practitioners, nurses associates and healthcare assistants staff members, working a mixture of full and part time hours.  The staff rotate between Day Case and Surgical Admissions Unit, so they have a wide and varied expertise.

Other information

When attending Day Case for surgery please bring dressing gown and slippers or soft shoes as patients now walk to theatre as we are joined to the theatre suite.

Please do not bring valuables and remove necklaces and body piercing prior to admission if possible.

Please remove nail varnish from finger nails and toe nails as this hinders monitoring in theatres.

Relatives or carers are asked not to stay on the unit as the Day Case Unit aims for patients to be discharged as soon as possible and recovery is quicker if patients can sleep and or relax in a quiet atmosphere. Exceptions can be made after negotiation with the nurse in charge of the shift. A time will be given to relatives/carers on admission to ring for an update later in the morning/afternoon. All patients having a general anaesthetic must be accompanied home by an adult.

Contact Details

Helen Byard

Unit Sister
Giorgia Paparella

Direct unit Telephone Number

01432 355444 ext 4249 or ext 4246

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