Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Surgical Assessment Unit

Last updated: 09 October 2019

E level map

A focal point for all general surgical referrals via GP, Emergency Department or Outpatients. Incorporated within Surgical Assessment Unit is our Ambulatory Service.

It facilities enable rapid assessment, diagnosis, stabilisation and / or treatment of the patient’s condition, prior to operation, investigation, transfer or discharge.

The Surgical Assessment Unit offers the services of a mulit-disciplinary team to achieve it’s aim. All members of the staff are expected to participate in evidence based, patient centred care and audit. The patients’ relatives and carers will be consulted with throughout their stay to enable their participation in decisions about treatment and plans of care.

Opening hours

Open visiting however visiting preferred after 11:00am.

Referral information

Referrals are received from GPs.

Where to find us

Lift area 8 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Located on E level, ward E1, at QA Hospital.

Tel: 02392 286000 ext 6571 or ext 4295

Related wards

E1 - Surgical Assessment Unit

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Directions

Lift area 8

Contact

02392 286000 ext. 6571

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