Day surgery expansion means faster treatment for patients

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Patients who need to undergo minor procedures now have the potential to access their treatments faster, thanks to a $7 million day surgery expansion at Greenslopes Private Hospital.

Two new operating rooms and seven recovery bays have been built as part of the Gastroenterology and Day Procedure Unit at the hospital.

Greenslopes Private Hospital CEO Chris Went said: “The refurbishment increases our capacity to care for patients who require minor procedures such as colonoscopies, endoscopies, bronchoscopies and plastics procedures.

“The new rooms and recovery bays been a wonderful addition to the unit and will provide patients with greater comfort and medical services,” Ms Went said.

Professor Darrell Crawford was one of the first medical specialists to use the new fully integrated gastroenterology suites.

“The inclusion of these additional facilities gives patients and their referring doctors improved access to endoscopic procedures and reduces overall waiting times. As a result of these rooms, we have a significant increase in our capacity to provide endoscopic services,” Professor Crawford said.

The redevelopment, which is the first stage of a much larger upgrade, also included the relocation of the of the biomedical engineering department to make way for the new procedure rooms. The admissions area was also refurbished during the construction process.

Nurse Unit Manager Renee Sheppard said: “It was pleasing to note that the team continued to receive positive comments in relation to their customer service throughout the redevelopment process, despite the limited space.”

Further planned construction has been made easier with the installation of a new high voltage transformer to supply more power to the area.

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