Leading edge technology is being introduced at Hollywood Private Hospital to help surgeons better distinguish between ligaments, muscles, tissues and other minute structures in the body.
With four times the resolution currently used in most operating theatres in Australia, Hollywood’s new $20 million fully integrated ultra-high definition operating theatres will provide more detailed images.
The new technology will give surgeons and their theatre teams increased diagnostic confidence, as well as greater precision and accuracy, enhancing patient safety.
Hollywood Chief Executive Officer, Peter Mott, said the hospital’s expanded operating theatre complex takes the total number of theatres at Hollywood from 16 to 20 and makes it the largest private theatre complex in Western Australia and one of the largest in the country.
Mr Mott said Hollywood had doubled its surgical capacity in just four years, and is the largest private hospital in WA by bed numbers.
“While it’s great to be the biggest, what matters the most is the quality of service we provide to the 75,000 West Australians who entrust their care to us every year.”
Hollywood Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, Dr Steve Rodrigues, said the ultra-high definition technology had many advantages.
“This new technology results in an unmatched degree of precision allowing for improved efficiency and safety,” he said. “The imaging is much more advanced and means the whole team can see more detailed images from pretty much anywhere in the operating theatre,” Dr Rodrigues said.
Dr Rodrigues said the benefits in terms of communication, education and overall efficiency could not be underestimated.