Operating Theatre and Endoscopy Suite
The Operating Theatre and Endoscopy Suite includes six theatres, a pre-operative area, two procedure rooms and a Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU).
The service includes the Surgical Day Ward, the Endoscopy Unit, and the Sterile Services Department.
The theatres provide a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service and cover general and laparoscopic surgery, orthopaedic and trauma, vascular, thoracic, gynaecology and obstetrics, urology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, maxillo-facial and dental surgery.
Theatres are fully staffed Monday – Friday from 8am to 4.30pm, with one team working from 12.30 – 8.30pm. On weekends and Public Holidays there is one team working 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Outside of these hours there is an on-call team.
The Operating Theatre and Endoscopy Suite is located on level one of the main ward block at Taranaki Base Hospital adjacent to the lift foyer when you enter the building.
Last updated: Friday, August 2, 2013