Our operating theatres facilitate elective surgery five days a week with on-call services available for emergencies and trauma 365 days a year. The operating suite consists of two operating theatres, a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD), Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Pre-Admission Clinic and Direct Admission.
Approximately 3000 operations are carried out each year. Specialty areas include:
- General Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
We have three general surgeons, a specialist obstetrician/gynecologist, ENT surgeon, a viisiting Orthopaedic surgeon, a specialist anesthetist and registrar, and a dental surgeon; all having a close affiliation with Western District Health Service.
There is one local gastroenterologist, a Hamilton based cardiologist and a respiratory physician who regularly utilise our services. Orthodontics and dental surgery is provided by visiting surgeons.
We have a General Surgeon specialising in bariatric surgery and all General Surgeons have extended their practice to include laparoscopic surgery.
All patients undergoing surgery complete a pre-operative assessment prior to their theatre date in the Pre-Admission Clinic. On the day of surgery patients are admitted through Direct Admissions where final preparations are completed before transfer to theatre.
All patients are referred for surgery by a medical practitioner.