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Surgical Day Unit

08 January 2018


Cork University Hospital opened an 8 bedded Surgical Day Unit dedicated to the Management of surgical day patients.

This is an exciting new development which will enable the hospital to eliminate the cancellation of Day Surgery cases and will improve patient access and experience.

This development will enable the hospital to meet its waiting list targets and improve the efficiency of the surgical service. Since May 2017 there are 150 additional surgical procedures carried out each month over the previous levels of activity in CUH and this enabled the hospital to significantly reduce the waiting lists in 2017.

We anticipate the full impact of the Surgical Day Unit and other improvements in the patient pathway to enable us to meet waiting list targets in 2018.