Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery consists of a 25 bed surgical ward.

Two Resident Surgical Teams comprising of 1 Specialist Surgeon, 1 Registrar and 1 Resident Medical Officer and 1 Nurse Unit Manager conduct daily patient ward rounds between 8:00 am and 10:00 am (also on as “as needed” basis) for the care and management of Department of Surgery patients.

Patients undergoing Surgery at Mersey Community Hospital have access to a range of services including:

  • General
  • Vascular
  • Orthopaedic
  • Gynaecological
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental
  • Pain Management

Pre-Admission Clinic

Pre-Admission Assessment Clinics are held on the 2nd Floor, C Wing of the Hospital. These clinics are conducted for elective surgical patients one to two weeks prior to surgery.

Complete medical/surgical history and examinations are performed by the doctor at the clinic appointment plus relevant pathology/radiology tests ordered. Routine ECG's (>40yrs old, diabetic, cardiac history), vital signs and urinalysis are performed by a Registered Nurse. Patients are also seen by a Specialist Anaesthetist plus Allied Health personnel if required.

Operating Theatre and Day Procedure Unit

The Mersey Community Hospital’s Operating Theatre consists of two fully functional Operating Theatres and Day Ward Procedure Room, a dedicated Recovery Ward and an accredited Centralised Sterilising Service Department which provides an essential service in sterilising stock to the entire hospital.  Patients undergoing procedures within these Operating Theatres are supported within the 25 bed surgical ward.

The Hospital’s Day Procedure Unit is where patients can be admitted, prepared for the surgical procedure, then monitored and provided with appropriate pain relief post surgery before protocol based discharge occurs within 24 hours. Such care is delivered via a walk-in admission facility, small consultation rooms for pre-admission checks and trolleys for pre and post-operative care, recliner chairs and a discharge waiting area. Common procedures include colonoscopy, cholecystectomy, appendix, gastroscopy, arthroscopies, carpel tunnels, tonsillectomy, cataract, laparoscopies, hernia repairs, minor dental extractions and fillings. Patients that require further care are transferred to a standard overnight bed in another part of the facility.

Medical Team

Divisional Director Surgery

Divisional Director Anaesthetics

Nurse Unit Manager, Surgical Ward

Nurse Unit Manager, Operating Theatre

Nurse Unit Manager, Day Procedure Unit

Specialists

Emergency Medicine

General Surgeons

Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

General Medicine

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon

Ophthalmologists

Paediatricians

Orthopaedic Surgeons