Children's day surgery unit


Welcome to our children's day surgery unit

Watch a video presented by Dr Ranj explaining what you can expect when you visit our children's day surgery unit.

You can also watch Dr Ranj's tour with audio description on YouTube.

Where is the children's day surgery unit?

The children’s day surgery unit is on the ground floor and 1st floor of the Children’s Day Treatment Centre. The building is next to Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Who is treated in the children's day surgery unit?

It is especially for children and young people who have small (minor) procedures and do not need to stay overnight. The children’s day surgery unit has 2 operating theatres. We see children for:

  • ear, nose and throat surgery
  • eye surgery (ophthalmology)
  • gastroenterology procedures
  • general surgery
  • plastic surgery
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • urology surgery


What is special about the children’s day surgery unit?

  • Our Children’s Day Treatment Centre is a purpose-built, stand-alone facility that contains our children’s day surgery unit. Everything needed for a child’s surgery is in one space.
  • With 2 operating theatres, we can treat up to 2,300 more children each year. The centre allows us to care more efficiently for children who do not need to stay in hospital overnight.
  • Everything has been designed to improve the experience of children, young people and their families. We have an outer space design theme inside the building to create a fun atmosphere.
  • Families wait for less time on the day of their child’s procedure. We can do everything in one place on the same day. This includes checks before and after the procedure, the operation itself and preparation for going home.
  • The day surgery facilities help to make space available in our hospital operating theatres for more complex cases, which involve overnight stays. This means that we can offer more procedures to the growing number of children and young people who need our specialist care.
  • We have designed the centre so that we can adapt it to the changing needs of our patients and services in the future.

Getting to our children’s day surgery unit

Our children's day surgery unit is in the Children's Day Treatment Centre, next to Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Download a map showing the location of the Children's Day Treatment Centre (PDF 309KB).