Hos­pi­tal to of­fer more surgery

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS - Leah Roberts

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.

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