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    East Sydney Private Hospital unveils new state-of-the-art operating theatre

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

    East Sydney Private Hospital 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 be equipped with the latest audio-visual integration technology, which enhances 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,” says Mr Browne.

    The new theatre will also allow surgeons to provide more patients with a short stay model of care, an offering welcomed by many in recent years.

    Eight years ago NSW Allambie Heights resident Paul Murgatroyd was diagnosed with Osteo Arthritis and has now had two hip replacements at East Sydney Private Hospital.

    “I really valued being able to recover in the comfort of my own home. For me, a big benefit was the quality of sleep, I preferred to get home and have all my comforts, plus, I was helping to alleviate some of the pressure on Australia’s healthcare. It’s a win win for the patient and the system.”

    Medibank is an investor in East Sydney Private Hospital. Medibank Group Executive and CEO of Amplar Health Dr Andrew Wilson said he is thrilled the new theatre has opened and more patients can have access to a short stay model.

    “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% of current activity at East Sydney Private Hospital is public surgery, helping to reduce waiting lists in the public system.

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