02/12/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/11/2024 17:57
In a significant stride towards advancing healthcare in our District, The Sutherland Hospital (TSH) proudly unveiled its new Operating Theatre Complex last Monday.
The NSW Government invested $81.5 million to redevelop TSH Operating Theatre Complex and an additional $7 million for a new MRI service which has removed the need to transfer up to 800 inpatients each year to St George Hospital and private providers, for scans.
With eight new operating theatres, two procedure rooms and a new surgical short stay unit, the new complex will allow TSH to expand their capacity to meet the surgical care needs of the local community and help meet future demands of a growing and ageing population.
In the short time that the new complex has been opened, the new models of care implemented are delivering improved outcomes for patients. The spacious design of the Operating Theatre Complex has been meticulously planned to ensure a seamless workflow for medical professionals while creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for patients.
The inauguration of the new facility celebrates the dedication and collaboration of healthcare professionals, surgeons, nurses, support staff, and the project team at TSH who played a critical role in ensuring the success of the redevelopment and the overall well-being of patients.
Minister for Health, Ryan Park, who was in attendance stated "I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to bring this fantastic new addition to the hospital to completion. I also want to acknowledge the work of the medical teams and staff at this hospital - thank you for the compassion and care you provide this community."
General Manager of TSH, Vicki Weeden said the "state of the art operating suite and MRI machine, as part of the Sutherland Hospital redevelopment will make a big difference to the care we deliver to residents of the Shire.