Sterilising services – decontamination, packing, and sterilisation of equipment for centres and facilities in the West Coast
Diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy (gastroscopy, & colonoscopy)
Planned surgical procedures in different specialties:
General surgery, i.e. hernia repair, & gall bladder removal
Orthopaedics, i.e. joint replacement, & carpal tunnel release
Gynaecology, i.e. hysterectomy, & tubal ligation
Dental treatment for adults and children
Urology, i.e. prostate and bladder treatment procedures
Plastic surgery, i.e. removal of skin lesion and skin cancer
Emergency surgical procedures such as caesarean section, & appendicectomy
Pre Anaesthetic clinic
Insertion of lines for antibiotics & chemotherapy
Epidural service, i.e. for labour
Day surgery unit – same day admission and discharge for surgical procedures
General Practitioner – If required, a GP may refer the health consumer to a Surgical Specialty Provider (i.e. orthopaedic surgeon).
Specialty Clinic – To receive a procedure from a specialty clinic, the health consumer can see the Surgeon or Surgical Specialty Provider and if requiring a procedure will be put on the waiting list.
Central Booking Unit – The Central Booking Unit coordinates with Perioperative Services to arrange dates for surgery for patients on the waiting list. They contact the patients to offer them a surgery date.
Emergency Department – Health consumers requiring emergency surgery present to ED first before entering the perioperative service.
Oncology Service – Health consumers requiring a line for chemotherapy medication are referred from the Oncology Service to the Anaesthetic Department
District Nurses – Health consumers requiring care in the community are referred to the District Nurses.