Castle Hill Hospital

01482 875875 Castle Road , Cottingham, HU16 5JQ

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 182 ratings for this hospital

General Surgery

This Department is managed by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

01482 604444

The Colorectal and Upper GI Surgery services are part of the Digestive Diseases Service.

The Digestive Diseases service at HEY comprises over 20 consultants with a broad range of experiences and areas of interest in digestive diseases. Between Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary there are seven wards dedicated primarily to patients with digestive diseases.

 Patients entering into the digestive diseases service will be able to access a range of medical and surgical management options for their condition, including cancer services, diagnostic services, general surgery, HPB surgery and Upper GI surgery, depending upon what is most clinically appropriate.

 The Digestive Diseases service runs an elective service 5 days a week and an emergency service at all times. On-call service is also provided for specialist knowledge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The following table shows staffing levels on wards that provide this service.

Where wards provide more than one service the results include shared values for all services provided on that ward.

Nurse staffing levels - General Surgery JANUARY 2018

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Key facts about the General Surgery department at Castle Hill Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 25 weeks for 9/10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

98%Patients recommend this service. 129 responses

Latest reviews of this service

Excellent Care

My Son was recently a patient on Ward 14 Castle Hill Hospital. The dedicated Staff were caring and considerate at all times. Nothing was ...

4 March 2018

Ageing staff appalling lack of care ward 11

Some of the care staff are over 60 and one over 70 not a problem but when you have had abdominal surgery and severe arthritis you need a ...

1 January 2018

Day surgery

After two cancelled operations finally got to have my op on my hand. What can I say, friendly informative staff who looked after me fro...

28 September 2017

Admitted for routine surgery

I am very grateful to the surgical staff - the best team I've ever met, while dealing with some serious medical conditions...I had a very...

11 July 2017

Inguinal hernia repair

I attended the Daisy day surgery unit on 1st June for an inguinal hernia repair. The care i received was first class from beginning to en...

14 June 2017

General Surgery services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for January '18 Other services in ward for January '18
Day Surgery Daisy
Day Surgery DSU3
Surgical Admissions Lounge
Ward 16

Last updated on 19 August 2014.

Information supplied by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust