Operating Suite Services
Our Operating Suite Services (theatre) operates 4 days a week with visiting surgeons from Melbourne, and anaesthetists from Bendigo, Shepparton, Kilmore and Melbourne. Please note that Seymour Health does not manage theatre waiting lists; these are managed by the visiting surgeons.
Theatre offers a variety of surgery to service our town and the surrounding district.
|Orthopeadics||Ms Anita Boecksteiner||Monthly|
|Orthopeadics||Mr Arvind Jain||Monthly|
|Urology||Dr Nicholas Campbell||Monthly|
|Gastroenterology||Mr David Fone||Monthly|
|Gastroenterology||Dr Mark Ward||Twice Monthly|
|Gynaecology||Dr Medhat Ilias||Fortnightly|
|General Surgery||Ms Betty Lai||Fortnightly|
|Dental||Mr Graeme Wright||Monthly|
|Dental||Dr Ilija Trajcevski||As Required|
|Colorectal||Dr Paul Simpson||Twice Monthly|
|ENT||Dr Muthukumar Subramaniyan||Twice Monthly|
Please complete and submit the following forms before your Pre-Admission Clinic appointment:
You may send through the completed forms to: SHPre-Admission@seymourhealth.org.au
Prior to our coming to theatre, our patients may be asked to attend the Pre-Admission clinic. We will send or call you to book an appointment approximately 7-10 days prior to your procedure to attend the Pre-Admission clinic, which operates Monday and Friday each week. This ensures the patient has had all tests and information that may be required prior to the day of surgery. Our Pre-Admission nurses will communicate with patients to ensure questions are answered regarding diet, medications and all other matters related to their surgery. Following this process helps to ensure all goes smoothly, with good outcomes.
Our Pre-Admission Clinic is run on an appointment system by Seymour Health Nursing staff to prepare you for your surgery or procedure by:
- carrying out a health assessment and vital signs to determine your fitness for the planned procedure;
- providing you with information about the procedure and answering of any questions you may have, and
- planning additional services that may be required on discharge to meet your physical, social or psychological care needs
Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD)
Our Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) operates on a daily bases to ensure all instruments have been through the correct sterilisation process prior to each procedure. We also sterilise dental instruments for the Oral Health Service clinic daily.
Day Stay Unit
All day cases are admitted to the Day Stay Unit for theatre where they are checked in for their procedure. Post operatively, patients are monitored, provided with food and fluids and when they meet the discharge criteria patients are discharged home with their nominated family or friend.