Operating Theatre Upgrade
In February 2019, the Minister for Health and Medical Research announced an investment of $81.5 million to redevelop The Sutherland Hospital Operating Theatre complex.
To service the current and future health service demand, The Sutherland Hospital Operating Theatre Upgrade Project includes:
- New operating theatres and procedure rooms
- New Surgical Short Stay Unit and Recovery
- New staff amenities and workspaces
- Facilities for admission and discharge
- New Central Sterilising Services Department.
The Project is a combination of new build and refurbishment and will increase operating theatre capacity to meet future demand, driven by an increasing and ageing population with an associated increase in chronic and complex disease.
The Project will deliver a contemporary operating theatre environment, improve efficiencies and access to services, and enable implementation of new models of care and surgical clinical pathways.
The Sutherland Hospital Operating Theatre Upgrade Project will build on and support the $62.9 million Sutherland Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1, which delivered a new and expanded Emergency Department, as well as an expanded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and additional general medical and surgical beds.