Elective Surgical Unit (ESU)

The Elective Surgical Unit (C4) at Antrim Area Hospital is an 18 bedded unit where medical and surgical patients are admitted on the day of surgery for elective procedures.

The aims of the Unit:

  • To streamline the patient's journey from pre-admission to discharge.
  • To ensure patients are fully prepared for anaesthetic and the procedure to facilitate day of procedure admission
  • To provide acute elective services within the compliment beds identified for each specialty
  • To ensure patients get safe and effective care
  • To streamline patient throughput and enhance access to inpatient services ensuring that patients are placed in the appropriate location and nursed by clinically competent staff
  • To maximise bed occupancy / theatre efficiency and minimise elective cancellations

The Unit also admits emergency ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) patients and has an ENT treatment room which is open 24 hours per day.


Patients will be referred for surgery by the consultant in charge of their care.

Contact details

Elective Surgical Unit
Level C
Antrim Area Hospital
Tel: 028 9442 4000 Ext 334781

Page last updated:17 November 2014