General Surgery
About Us

​The General Surgery Department is a very busy and dynamic unit comprising three 32 bedded wards, incorporating a 15 bedded Surgical Assessment Unit 4B (SAU). 

Ward 4A provides a Urology, ENT and Breast service.

Ward 4B is a 32 bedded Surgical/GP Assessment and Elective Surgery Ward. 

Ward 4C provides a colorectal service.

This team of dedicated staff work closely with other departments and members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure that patients receive high standards of quality care that is effective, safe and appropriate to their individual needs and surgical pathway.

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Senior Team Members

​Matron Gwen Pantak

Ward 4A Manager Anne O'Neil

Ward 4B Manager Sheila Thompson

Ward 4C Manage​r Will Bowman

DTC Day Case Unit Manager Mary McBirnie

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General Surgery is located on Level 4, Whiston Hospital

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Contact Us

​Matron Gwen Pentak
0151 430 2783
Bleep 7209

Ward 4A - 0151 430 1420
Ward Manager Anne O'Neil

Ward 4B - 0151 430 1637
Ward Manager Sheila Thompson

Ward 4C - 0151 430 1441
Ward Manager Will Bowman

DTC Day Case Unit - 0151 430 1898
Ward Manager Mary McBirnie

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Other Information

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Latest Update

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Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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