Main Theatres

The Theatre department is part of the Surgical Division and comprises of seven operating theatres, each dedicated to specific surgical specialties.

Wide ranges of surgical procedures are performed, utilizing the latest technology in all fields. Operating lists are dedicated to elective, trauma and emergency surgical cases every day.

The Theatre teams are committed and motivated towards the development of evidence based practice, together with individual and team knowledge with skill enhancement in order to achieve the aim of best care for all patients.

The Main Theatres has an 11 bay recovery unit which facilitate two high dependency areas that enable the short term or overnight care of non-ventilated patients.

A state of the art Theatre Sterile Supply Unit (TSSU) is operational to support the activities within the department as well as the external locality.

The Main Theatre department performs a high volume of major and complex cases. This includes nationally renowned procedures in orthopaedics, urology, hepatobilary, gynaecology, colorectal and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, for which the Foundation Trust is one of only two national centres for this highly specialized surgery.

The culture within the department is one of forward thinking, high - level support for staff and professional development, aimed towards the delivery of the very best possible standard of care for patients throughout all operative stages.

Our Philosophy of Care is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which to care for individuals undergoing anaesthetic and surgical procedures. Care is planned through a systematic problem solving approach, which reflects a holistic concept, emphasizes human values and maintains the identity and dignity of each individual patient. In addition, we ensure that patients and, where applicable, relatives and significant others receive the information and physical and emotional support needed in order to cope with the effects of operative intervention in their lives.


Last updated 13 february 2015

Contact information

Clinical Theatre Lead
Natalie Prosser

01256 313447