Day surgery service ‘timely’
A NEW state-of-the-art day surgery is set to open in Wembley.
The St John of God Subiaco Hospital (SJOGSH) day surgery, which will have three operating theatres, will be operational in April.
SJOGSH chief executive Dr Lachlan Henderson said construction of the facility was well under way.
“As a smaller facility dedicated to day surgical work, our aim is to make the patient's experience as hasslefree as possible, and more personal than attending a much larger facility such as SJOGSH,” he said.
“Various specialties (plastics, orthopaedics, gynaecology and dental surgery) will be accommodated and patients can stay overnight if needed.”
Dr Henderson said there was a need for more facilities because elective surgery was one of the most popular in Australia.
“The fastest growing type of surgery involves patients having their operation and going home on the same day,” he said.
“This is growing by about 5 per cent every year, hence the need for more theatres at St John of Subiaco Hospital or nearby.”
“Given our existing operating theatres are full and the campus already well developed, the opportunity to develop a three theatre complex over the road at 190 Cambridge Street from St John of God Subiaco Hospital was timely.”