South Gippsland Hospital has a fully equipped operating room, post-anaesthetic care and a central sterilising supply department (CSSD). The theatre suite carries out approximately 600 procedures per year.
Visiting and local surgeons and anaesthetists provide services on a regular basis. Service provision includes:
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Urology and Gastroenterology (Endoscopy)
Operating sessions are 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 CSSD processes reusable sterile stock for departments throughout the hospital and community health.