Surgical robot on the cutting edge
HOLLYWOOD Private Hospital is the first in WA to invest in the newest addition to the da Vinci line of robotic surgical systems.
The hospital recently acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the most advanced surgical robot in Australia.
Last month, the hospital held a launch day where community members and staff could learn more about the system.
Two science classes from Hollywood Primary School attended.
They learnt more about the science behind the robot, the role it plays in surgery and were given the opportunity to take the controls and test their motor skills.
Hollywood Private Hospital chief executive Peter Mott said the hospital had a longstanding relationship with the primary school and welcomed opportunities to assist with education programs and extracurricular activities.
“It was fantastic to see the children so enthusiastic to learn about new technology,” Mr Motts said.
“We hope the visit to see the robot has inspired some budding young healthcare professionals who we may see working at Hollywood in the future.”
The multimillion-dollar investment in the robotic surgical system represents a continuation of the hospital’s focus on securing state-of-the-art medical technology and equipment.
“Our surgeons will utilise the da Vinci Xi to enhance clinical outcomes for our patients across multiple specialty areas including urology, ear, nose and throat surgery, gynaecology and general surgery,” Mr Mott said.
“The introduction of technology like the da Vinci Xi is one of many technological innovations planned over the next few years.”
The purchase of the da Vinci Xi complements a $74.1 million infrastructure project at the hospital incorporating six additional operating theatres, two new wards, 30 new mental health beds, more parking bays and a new kitchen.
Hollywood Private Hospital chief executive Peter Mott with the da Vinci Xi.