Day stay procedures
About day stay units
Patients typically come to day stay units at either Nelson or Wairau Hospital for procedures that they are expected to recover from on the same day.
If you are not safely ready for discharge by 8.30pm however you will stay in another hospital ward. If you are having elective surgery and staying more than one night you will be admitted to the unit before your surgery, and then moved to another ward for the night.
The unit is occasionally kept open overnight when the hospital is busy and more beds are needed.
Page last updated: 28/07/2023