South Gippsland Hospital has a fully equipped operating room, post-anaesthetic care and a sterilising supply department (SSD). The operating suite team carry out approximately 700 surgical procedures per year, with visiting or local surgeons and local anaesthetists providing services on a regular basis.
Service provision includes:
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Urology and Gastroenterology (Endoscopy)
Operating sessions are generally scheduled five times per fortnight with on-call staff available for after-hours emergency caesarean section procedures.
A surgical pre-admission clinic is provided once a week.
The SSD processes reusable sterile stock for departments throughout the hospital and community health.