The eye day care unit (EDCU) was formed in 2002, by bringing together the Ophthalmic Day Surgery Ward and Ophthalmic Theatre.
This dedicated ophthalmic unit is staffed with a multi skilled team of registered nurses, Anesthetic Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Assistants and Administrators. We are committed to offer you quality care and excellent customer service, and ensuring you have a comfortable and positive experience within the EDCU.
The main function of the EDCU is to provide ophthalmic day surgery for adults. All surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic. Any patient requiring a general anaesthetic will have their surgery carried out either in Main Theatre on ‘C’ level or in the Diagnostic and Treatment (DTC) theatres. In these situations a team from the EDCU theatre will be present.
The EDCU runs clinics and theatre session daily. It has one theatre providing elective surgery and private patient services for:
Our Weekly Clinics include:
Ophthalmic Unit Philosophy of Nursing Care
As a team, we shall strive at all times to deliver the highest possible standard of nursing care taking into account the following:
Eye Day Care Unit (EDCU)
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
Hampshire, RG24 9NA
The Eye Day Care Unit (EDCU) is based on B level, before the fracture clinic.
EDCU Booking Office – 01256 313567 ( 9am-4pm)
Please listen carefully for the 3 options.
Outpatient Booking Office (Head & Neck) 01256 314062 (9am-4pm)
EDCU Ward services - Telephone: 01256 313572 - (10am -5pm).