Day Stay

Both Mercy and Ascot Hospitals provide short-stay, day admission facilities  

Please bring with you: 

  • Any letters or reports from your doctor or another hospital
  • Any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports
  • All medications you are currently taking, including herbal and natural remedies. Please also ensure you bring these medications in the bottles they were dispensed in
  • Your pharmaceutical entitlement card
  • Your insurer's 'prior approval' letter.

Please wear comfortable clothing.

Please do not bring any valuables or jewellery as MercyAscot takes no responsibility for their safe keeping.

Children should bring pyjamas/nightdress and a favourite toy.

Admission to Hospital

On arrival please report to the main reception desk where you will be directed to the appropriate place for your admission to hospital.


  • Please discuss with your specialist or anaesthetist whether you should take your regular medications on the day of your surgery
  • For your comfort we suggest you wear loose fitting clothing eg. track pants and loose tops. Slippers may be a good idea if you are having surgery to your feet or legs
  • For children, a spare set of clothing is advisable
  • Your admission time is arranged by your specialist. Following your initial admission, the timing of your transfer to the operating room may vary.

Immediately after your operation

After your return from the recovery room, you will stay for a minimum of one hour in one of our short stay rooms. This time may vary depending on your operation and your recovery requirements.

Going home

If your operation/procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, you will normally be able to leave the hospital shortly after your return from theatre. Prior to discharge, we will provide you with some light refreshments.

Someone will need to pick you up and someone should be at home with you for at least 24 hours after your operation.

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