One year since it first opened its doors to patients in the Illawarra region, nearly 15,000 patients have walked through Wollongong Private Hospital’s doors.
The new hospital has provided more private beds, additional services and improved technology to care for the Illawarra community since it opened in January last year.
Chief Executive Officer, David Crowe is pleased with the hospital’s progress in its first year.
“Patient admissions continue to grow and we are consistently receiving excellent feedback,” said Mr Crowe.
To help celebrate the first birthday, some of the first babies born at Wollongong Private Hospital along with the hospital's first surgical and medical patients visited the facility to join the festivities.
During the last 12 months, Illawarra patients have benefited from improved access to services such as neurosurgery, interventional cardiology and oncology, reducing travel time and keeping them close to home.
“Assisting our patients to be able to stay in the Illawarra for their surgery continues to be an objective for Wollongong Private Hospital this year.
“We are committed to bringing new hospital services to the region and are working towards commencing cardiothoracic surgery within the next few months,” said Mr Crowe.
Not only will the hospital grow with new services they also intend to continue to invest in robotic technology said Mr Crowe.
“We are actively considering a number of computer assisted technologies with increased surgical accuracy and improvement to patient outcomes in mind,” said Mr Crow.
Wollongong Private Hospital is one of only two hospitals in New South Wales offering the Mazor Renaissance Robotics System for spinal surgery.