Operating Theatres

The perioperative service includes the Operating theatres, the Surgical Admission Unit (SAU), Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) and Central Sterilising Unit (CSU).  Our staff includes Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Anaesthetic Technicians (both registered and trainees), Health Care Assistants, Sterilising Technicians and trainees, and clerical staff.

There are six operating theatres plus an endoscopy room at Whangarei Hospital.

The surgical specialties provided include:

  • General Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat surgery (ENT)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Plastics
  • Dental
  • Acutes/Trauma

Anaesthetic and Intensive care departments provide support for these specialties, along with the day surgery and inpatient facilities.

Whangarei does not have specialist services for complex vascular surgery, cardiac or neurosurgery. The patients requiring these services are assigned to Auckland Hospital operating lists.

Paediatric and Oral surgeons visit at times throughout the year. This minimises travel for some patients and provided support to Northland surgical practitioners.

Some of our staff assist on the Mobile Surgical Services Bus as it travels around Northland on a regular basis.

Surgical services strive to provide quality care, working alongside other providers who interface with and impact on these services.


Hours

Elective theatre sessions run Mon – Fri, 8.30am - 5.30pm
Acute/trauma theatre is staffed 24 hours, Monday - Sunday


Location

Basement level, accessed from Surgical Wing, Whangarei Hospital


Contact

Ph: 09 430 4100

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