Hospital wards

An outpatient clinic is where patients receive treatment and undergo examinations. Overnight stay is not usually required. Visits may be very brief. When you visit an outpatient clinic, you will meet your attending physician or several physicians.  Your appointment may be with a nurse or a specialist worker. A visit to the outpatient clinic may also include various laboratory tests or X-ray examinations.  Some of these will be conducted before your doctor’s appointment to make your test results available to the doctor.
 
The outpatient clinic offers minor surgical procedures and examinations that do not require anesthesia. Your doctor may conduct examinations such as ultrasound scanning, or a bone marrow biopsy. The clinic also delivers chemotherapy.
 

Day surgery unit

Surgical and other procedures performed at the day surgery unit are usually non-urgent and involve a short stay at the clinic. These include hernia, hemorrhoid and varicose vein operations as well as endoscopic procedures. Other day surgery procedures include cataract surgery and tonsil removal, as well as ear tube surgery. These procedures require general or local anesthesia. Patients stay at the clinic for a short time; less than a day. 
 

Inpatient ward

A hospital inpatient ward is intended for patients requiring complex care or continuous observation. These patients undergo examinations, treatment and rehabilitation on the ward. The treatment period on an inpatient ward varies from a day to several weeks.