General Surgery

We provide a comprehensive range of surgical services for both emergency and elective surgical problems. There is a team of 12 consultant surgeons who have experience in all types of general surgery including laparoscopic (key hole) surgery.

In addition each consultant also has a specialist interest in one or more surgical sub-specialties and they work closely with our trained clinical nurse specialists working in the fields of:

  • Breast surgery
  • Colorectal surgery (stoma care team)
  • Upper GI surgery
  • Vascular surgery (Rehabilitation support following amputation)

We provide specialist surgical wards with highly trained surgical nurses and clinical nurse specialist input. We also have dedicated surgical post-operative high dependency units for all patients who undergo major surgery.

Our critical care department provides all aspects of intensive care and surgical outreach intervention including:

  • Critical care outreach team
  • Acute pain team
  • Colorectal team

Clinical nurse specialists who work in the following specialties: breast care, colorectal and stoma care, upper GI and vascular.

Visiting times

Surgical wards

  • 16.00-20.00

Surgical high dependency unit

  • 15.00-16.00
  • 19.00-20.00

Intensive therapy unit

  • Open visiting

Key staff

Patient information leaflets

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Russells Hall Hospital
Where to find us
  • First floor, west wing, Russells Hall Hospital

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Surgery and Anaesthetics
Management team
  • Sandy Shiralkar
    Medical service head
Nursing leads
  • Lesley Leddington
    Matron