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Day Case Unit - Heavitree

Ward Location:

RD&E Heavitree, Gladstone Road

Explanation / description:

The Unit is located on 2 levels. The lower floor (Lower Ground) comprises the Reception area, Preparation for Surgery, 5 Single Rooms, 5 bay Ward, Theatre 1 and Recovery. The upper floor (Ground) comprises Theatres 2&3 and Recovery.
The Unit is open 0800-1900, with both morning and afternoon theatre lists.

Pick up/drop off area located via blue gate entrance on Polsloe Road at the rear of the hospital

Ward phone number(s):

Reception: 01392 405301

Ward:  405306/2

Ward specialties:

Theatre lists cover a wide range of specialities under general, regional and local anaesthesia.

Specialities are:

  • General Surgery including Colo Rectal and Vascular

  • Orthopaedics

  • ENT

  • Plastics

  • Maxillo Facial

  • Pain Management

Visiting times:

Not applicable

Number of visitors at any time:

Maximum of 2

Other visitor information:

Patients having a general anaesthetic must be collected from the unit

Ward postal address:

Day Case Unit, Heavitree Hospital, Gladstone Road, Exeter EX1 2ED

Total number of beds:


Extra information about split of male / female beds:

As required

Number of male beds / female beds:

Separate rooms and ward area ensure male/female divide

Number of side rooms:


Number of bathrooms:

Male, female and disabled toilet available on both floors

Number of showers:


What’s in the communal room:

Ward area with comfortable chairs, TV and magazines

Ward type:

Preparation for Surgery and Day Case procedures


Critical Care


Dawn Crudge

Senior Matron:

Elaine Wallen

Ward Sister:

Karen Drew

Clinical Director

Alex Grice

Ward Clerk

Jessica Semmens


Link to the Coming into Hospital Booklet


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