Medibank-backed East Sydney Private Hospital unveils new operating theatre

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East Sydney Private Hospital has unveiled a new state-of-the-art orthopaedic theatre, taking the total number of operating suites to seven.

CEO Dane Browne said, “The new theatre will boost our capacity, allowing surgeons to complete approximately ten additional surgeries per day, reducing wait times for patients wanting to access our clinical expertise and our short-stay model of care.”

The facility will use the latest audio-visual integration technology to enhance surgical performance.

“Surgery increasingly involves minimally invasive procedures - high-quality endoscopic cameras and audio-visual technology and display are imperative - often considered an extension of the doctor’s eyes,” said Mr Browne.

The new theatre will also allow surgeons to provide more patients with a short-stay model of care.

Medibank is an investor in East Sydney Private Hospital.

Medibank Group Executive and CEO of Amplar Health, Dr Andrew Wilson, said, “Short stay reduces unnecessary time spent in hospital and allows patients to recuperate in their own home with support from a multi-disciplinary care team.

“East Sydney Private Hospital’s offering is a doctor-led alternative to traditional long hospital stays that can help alleviate pressure on the health system.”

Around 20 per cent of current activity at East Sydney Private Hospital is public surgery.