Ramsay Health’s Nowra Private Hospital is unaffected by NSW Health’s suspension of certain elective surgeries.
While NSW Health has suspended elective surgeries at some private hospitals, with staff reassigned to help tackle the COVID-19 emergency, the private hospital in Nowra remains unaffected.
A Ramsay Health spokesperson said a number of Ramsay hospitals in the Greater Sydney area were affected, but their regional operations were continuing as normal.
“Elective surgery at Nowra Private is not affected,” the spokesperson said.
“There is no change in Nowra’s operations.
“We are continuing all of our normal surgeries, but we are not allowed to increase the number of elective surgeries.”
NSW Health has announced that staff from many private hospitals in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong, as well as some regional locations, are being deployed to help the NSW government respond to the current COVID outbreak -19.
It is understood that Wollongong has now also been removed from this list.
The renovation included the creation of an additional operating room, a patient department and an oncology unit, as well as the renovation of three existing operating theaters. Patient rooms were converted from shared rooms to private rooms and the hospital received a general facelift inside and out.
Nowra Private Hospital is an 84-bed hospital, offering a full range of medical and surgical services including – bariatric surgery, breast surgery, otolaryngology, colorectal surgery, aesthetics, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general medicine , general surgery (specializing in laparoscopic procedures), gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedics, including arthroplasties, plastic surgery and urology.
The hospital also offers rehabilitation services, including orthopedic, medical reconditioning and surgical reconditioning.