A new cardiac service has been officially launched at Hurstville Private Hospital.
The $6 million state-of-the-art facility opened late last year and has been building momentum since.
The centre has two cardiac catheterisation laboratories and 15 intensive care beds.
It can accommodate a wide range of cardiac diagnostic tests and interventional procedures including stents, pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
Hurstville Private Hospital chief executive Lloyd Adams said the hospital was committed to expanding its services to meet the needs of the local community.
“We have a responsibility to deliver premium health services to our community and the centre is just one example of the initiatives that Hurstville Private is undertaking following its redevelopment phase,” Mr Adams said.
Hurstville Private Hospital was acquired by Australia’s third largest hospital operator, Healthe Care Australia, in 2012. The group immediately committed to a $34 million redevelopment project.
The hospital, which is located in Sydney’s south, received a new maternity ward, an oncology service, a new patient accommodation building and an increase in bed capacity from 54 to 96.
The cardiac unit is the final part of the project and Dr Mark Sader, the leader of the cardiac team, said it was a valuable addition to the hospital’s portfolio of services.
“This centre is exceptional in its technology, design and function, providing the patients rapid access to the hospital’s specialist services,” Dr Sader said.