Bright and airy, the 39-bed centre, which opened in 2005, is situated in the grounds of Newham University Hospital. It offers safe, fast, day-care, elective surgery and diagnostic procedures in many different specialties. The Centre also houses the Trust's sports injuries clinic and the fracture clinic providing a comprehensive service on one site.
Patients may be referred to the Gateway Surgical Centre by a consultant in Outpatients or by their GP if they need elective surgery in one of the following specialities: General Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics or Urology. Typical operations will include hip replacements, hernia repairs, gall bladder removal and hysterectomy.
The Centre’s facilities include:
- Consultant-led service
- 27 inpatient beds
- High proportion of single rooms and single-sex three-bed bays with en-suite facilities to ensure privacy and dignity
- Three operating theatres
- Dedicated 12-bed day surgery unit
- Proven infection-control measures in every area.