Gynaecology as a specialty has long been a front runner in reducing length of stay. However, there are only a few trusts nationally who routinely undertake laparoscopic hysterectomies and vaginal repairs on a day case basis.
Mary Stocker, Consultant Anaesthetist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust & Past President, The British Association of Day Surgery, is Chairing the morning session of this conference and our delegates are benefiting from her vast experience and knowledge in how to set up a gold standard gynaecology day surgery service.
Given the current pressure on surgery services post-covid, day surgery is even more relevant and important as a way of reducing waiting lists.
Optimising your Day Case Gynaecology Pathway
• Patient selection and suitability for day case surgery
• Planning for successful day surgery
• Developing your care pathway: what needs to be in place?
Her morning talk is setting the scene, and giving practical guidance and tips on developing your care pathway in day surgery in gynaecology.
During the session Mary Stocker discussed points including patient selection, how to improve your day case rate and optimising your patient prior to surgery.
A key point to take home is to ensure your day surgery unit should have the following to assist in a successful day case unit;
- A dedicated unit
- No beds
- No trolleys
- Only simple catering facilities
- No capacity to accept an inpatient
Day Case Laparoscopic Hysterectomies
Mr Jonathan Hindley
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
• Torbay Day Surgical Unit
• Case Study - Patient SC
• Day Case TLH and Hysterectomies
• GIRFT, Audit of service, and challenges going forwards
Couldn't attend? Check out upcoming HCUK & BADS Conference's
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Breast Surgery as Day Surgery - Tuesday 7th September 2021
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Day Case Total Hip Replacement - Thursday 18th November 2021