Work on a new operating theatre, built as part of the $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment, is now complete.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the additional operating theatre, is part of a broader refurbishment package within the existing hospital building, following the opening of the new building, Block H, in October last year.
“The new state-of-the-art theatre is substantially larger than other theatres within the hospital, making it easier to perform major laparoscopic and orthopedic surgery,” Mr Crouch said.
“It is equipped with high-quality cameras and three screens, which provide surgeons performing laparoscopic surgeries with an improved view during the procedure.
“The screens will allow surgeons to view higher quality and larger x-ray images during surgery.
Work has also been completed on the refurbishment of the Sterilising Services Department (SSD), which is responsible for cleaning and sterilising reusable medical instruments so that they can be safely used on patients.
“The refurbished department features new washer-disinfectors and sterilisers which offer significant environmental benefits, requiring less water, chemicals, electricity and paper,” Mr Crouch said.
The next stage of the refurbishment will include expanding the hospital’s Medical Day Unit, assisting people who require outpatient treatment for the management of chronic and acute conditions.
“The refurbishment will increase the number of treatment bays from four to 12. It will also include the provision of designated car parking away from the main entrance of the hospital to make it easier for patients to access the unit,” Mr Crouch said.
The hospital’s Discharge Lounge, a comfortable space for patients to rest and prepare for their discharge from hospital, will be relocated into the newly refurbished zone.
“This work will increase the number of spaces for patients from four to 11 and also provide additional capacity for more patients to wait comfortably in a lounge area before being collected for discharge home,” Mr Crouch said.
“Visitors will be able to access the transit lounge from a designated pick-up zone to make picking up their loved one from hospital easier.”
This stage of refurbishment works is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
The Wyong Hospital Redevelopment is part of more than 110 health capital works projects underway across the state, with more than 70 projects being delivered in rural and regional NSW.