Jamestown Hospital theatre back in operation

Jamestown Hospital’s surgical theatre is open again and ready to operate following a $450,000 refurbishment.

While an official opening will be held in October, the Plains Producer was last week given a preview of the modernised facility.

In the suite’s first major refurbishment since 1978, the upgrades include new sterile stores room, new pre-surgery patient admission room, floor to ceiling vinyl, new scope processing room, a redesign and re-fit of the cleaning room, refurbished scrub room, new sliding door to theatre, new LED lighting, air-conditioning upgrade and stainless steel storage trays and racks.

Included in the renovation is some re-purposed equipment from the old Royal Adelaide Hospital and Daw Park Repatriation Hospital sites including blanket warmer, doors, scrub sink with motion activated taps, automatic sliding door and the operating table.

The re-opening of the surgical suite – expected to be named the Dr JW Shepherd Theatre Suite – follows its closure from May 18-July 31, 2018, to enable the works to be completed, during which time patients were re-directed to nearby Clare Hospital and other sites for surgery.

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