Overhauling the discharge process in day surgery
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Overhauling the discharge process in day surgery

Ellie Grainger Clinical nurse manager, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Nurses at a day treatment centre in London have challenged the standard four-hour wait after surgery

When designing the day surgery unit in our new children’s day treatment centre at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, families wanted to know why – regardless of the type of procedure – their children had to wait four hours after general anaesthetic before discharge.

Nursing Management. 31, 1, 9-10. doi: 10.7748/nm.31.1.9.s3

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