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Am I still an NHS Patient?

Yes, you will be recognised as an NHS patient.

Who will perform my operation?

The service is consultant led. Your consultant will see you at your outpatient consultation and perform your surgical procedure (should one be clinically required).

I will be staying overnight after my operation. Will I be admitted to a normal ward?

Yes, you will be admitted to the appropriate ward in Trafford General Hospital although most procedures only require attendance as a day case.

Who will let my GP know what has happened to me?

The Manchester Surgical Services administration team is responsible for ensuring your GP or any other relevant health care professional receives prompt information regarding your episode of care.

Are there car parking facilities?

Yes, the main car park is situated on-site and is free for the first 3 hours of parking. There is also off-site parking available around the hospital area. 

What are the visiting times?

Visiting times are usually open between 8am to 8pm and can be found here. You can also view the specific visiting times at or contact the administration team on 0161 746 2434 for details.

Is it mixed accommodation at the Trafford General Hospital?

No, each patient is accommodated in single sex accommodation.

What happens when I am discharged?

On discharge you will receive a copy of your discharge summary which, includes the nature of your surgery, details of any prescribed medication and your post-operative plan of care regarding removal of dressings. Follow-up appointments are either given on discharge or sent in the post the next working day.

If you require a sick note please ensure you have requested one and it is given to you prior to leaving the ward.

Your nurse will answer any queries you may have and give you an overview of your surgical admission and discharge plan.

Should you experience any complication following your surgery, please:

  • Call 999 for an acute complication (such as bleeding)
  • Contact your local Accident and Emergency department/Urgent Care Center (for immediate attention)

Should you develop any other problems following your discharge please contact:

  • Daycase Ward 12A and Ward 12B – 0161 746 2101
  • Endoscopy unit – 0161 746 2016
  • Your own General Practitioner by appointment
  • NHS Direct – 111 (For non-urgent advice out of hours)
  • MSS office -0161 746 2433/2434 (Mon – Fri 8:30 -5:30)

Should you develop any post-operative issues and attend any of the above services please notify the MSS office on the number provided to ensure the episode is recorded in your medical records.