Tamworth’s upgraded Tamara Private Hospital goes on display
November 17, 2023
The new look Tamara Private Hospital has been unveiled after completion of a $10 million upgrade.
The multi-million-dollar enhancements include a new state-of-the-art operating theatre, upgraded central sterile supply department (CSSD), theatre staffroom and education area, and Day Surgery pre and post operating areas.
The new operating theatre, a Stryker iSuite, was the hospital’s fourth theatre and features advanced technology incorporatinga Da Vinci XI surgical robot.
Tamara Private Hospital CEO, Debra Maslen, said the development would deliver a much-needed boost in the 45-bed hospital’s capacity, allowing it to provideadditional quality medical and surgical care for the local community.
“Having a fourth operating theatre allows extra theatre time for our surgeons, so that more patients can have their surgery close to home in Tamworth,” Ms Maslen said.
“By investing in the latest technology, we’re able to offer the latest procedures and attract more leading surgeons to the region.”
Ms Maslen said the upgraded CSSD is well equipped to manage the expanded hospital and additional responsibilities bought on by the Covid pandemic.
“The CSSD is responsible for collecting, decontaminating, assembling, packing, sterilising, storing and distributing sterile goods and equipment to patient care areas,” she explained.
“This critical role within the hospital has become even more important in recent years.”
Ms Maslen said the $10 million expansion also provided improvements to patient privacy and comfort.
HOSPITAL OPEN DAY: The community is invited to tour the hospital developments on Saturday 18 November 2023 between 12-2pm.