Hospital to offer more surgery
FREMANTLE Hospital will now have elective urology diagnostics and procedures.
Metropolitan Health Service head of urology Professor Dickon Hayne said Fremantle Hospital would offer low to medium complexity surgery.
“This includes diagnostics and endo-urological procedures,” he said.
“More complex cancer surgery and robotic surgery will be concentrated at Fiona Stanley Hospital, with urology clinics, diagnostics and low complexity surgery continuing to be provided at Rockingham General Hospital.”
Professor Hayne said the reconfiguration of the urology services would provide better access to treatment and care.
“The new structure will increase the availability of operating theatre time, with more patients then able to be seen,” he said.
“It’s expected that in time there will also be a reduction in wait times, which will maximise timely access to care for patients. Urologists across all three sites are pleased with the new structure.”
Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group executive director Janet Zagari said the move was all about providing the best experience for patients.
“Fremantle Hospital remains an important and integral part of delivering health services to people living in Perth’s southern corridor and has been vital with the configuration of urology services in a coordinated fashion across the whole of South Metropolitan Health Service,” she said.
Nurse director Christine Kellet, theatre nurse unit manager Jacqueline MacDonald, Prof Dickon Hayne and Fremantle Hospital urology lead Dr Hariom Sur.