Day surgery ser­vice ‘timely’

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - Emily Baker

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.”

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