The­atre doors of hos­pi­tal open to give a rare peek

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

The doors to Nickol Bay Hos­pi­tal will be thrown open to the pub­lic to­day, of­fer­ing a first-hand glimpse into the ev­ery­day op­er­a­tions of the busy fa­cil­ity.

Hos­pi­tal the­atre nurses will demon­strate the use of an op­er­at­ing ta­ble with a man­nequin, and vis­i­tors will be able to use a la­paro­scope and sur­gi­cal in­stru­ments to ex­tract a lolly.

NBH clin­i­cal nurse sur­gi­cal services man­ager Sue Nieu­woudt said the small team of nurses was look­ing for­ward to help­ing in­form the com­mu­nity about who cared for them dur­ing an oper­a­tion.

“We look after our pa­tients through­out their en­tire jour­ney — from their first visit to out­pa­tients, pre-anaes­thetic clinic, day surgery and the­atre, then a fol­low-up phone call and re­view once they are home,” she said.

“We hope our dis­play will be an en­ter­tain­ing and in­for­ma­tive way for peo­ple to get to know the ded­i­cated team who look after them while they are on the op­er­at­ing ta­ble.”

The pub­lic dis­play runs from 9am to noon to­day to cel­e­brate Pe­ri­op­er­a­tive Nurses Week, which ends on Satur­day.

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