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Medical Day Unit

  • Base: Royal Surrey County Hospital, MDU is located within the Florence Desmond unit, level A (also known as OPD16 at the end of the management corridor)
  • Directorate: Access and Medicine

About the service

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The Medical Day Unit provides a range of nurse led day treatments and procedures for patients under a medical consultant at Royal Surrey County Hospital. Referrals for this service are through medical consultants only.

  • Intravenous Immunoglobulins
  • Intravenous Biologic therapy
  • Blood transfusions
  • Paracentesis
  • Lung biopsy care
  • Liver biopsy care
  • Iron infusions
  • Zoledronate infusions

Contact our service

We are open 07:45 – 18:00 Monday to Friday and are closed on bank holidays.

Tel: 01483 571122 ext 2424

Email: MDUNurses@nhs.net

How can I arrange an appointment for my patient to attend the Medical Day Unit?

Referral is by consultant only. Should a GP wish to access this service they must first refer the patient to a medical consultant within the hospital who will take responsibility for the patient's care whilst with us.

What will happen if I am to attend the MDU?

Patient appointments are made directly through the medical consultant (in consultation with nursing staff first) or the Medical Day Unit nurses who will ring the patient directly to arrange a time slot available.

On the day of attendance we will ask you to report to bay 1 where a member of staff will greet you and allocate you a treatment space. You are welcome to bring a relative for support but as the space is small we ask you to keep number of relatives to a minimum.

Refreshments are available at all times and if you are in for the day then a sandwich will be offered to you at lunchtime.

Please note that as this is a day unit, patients will be treated in a space occupied with both male and female patients. Any issues or concerns regarding this can be brought up with staff either on the day of attendance or in advance whereby we will try our best to accommodate your wishes.

Will I be able to speak to a doctor when I come in?

As this is a nurse led service, access to your consultant on the day is not available. Should there be any questions regarding your treatment we ask, where possible, that you discuss this directly with your consultant first. We have access to members of your consultant's team but only in emergencies.

What happens after treatment?

Depending on your treatment you will be able to leave shortly after your treatment has finished. The Nursing staff will advise you on the day. Follow up from the treatment will be through your consultant at your next out-patient appointment although please note we are unable to make these for you.

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