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September 4, 2012

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:

  • Orthopedics
  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Ophthalmics
  • Gastroenterology

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.