Community benefits from urology services

Four health professionals stand in a hospital corridor
Nurse Director Perioperative Services Christine Kellet, Theatre Nurse Unit Manager Jacqueline MacDonald, SMHS Head of Urology Professor Dickon Hayne and Fremantle Hospital Urology Lead Dr Hariom Sur.
October 18, 2018

Fremantle Hospital has expanded its services to the community with the addition of elective urology diagnostics and procedures.

South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) Head of Urology, Professor Dickon Hayne said the addition of these services would provide greater efficiency and flexibility in moving patients between sites to ensure timely access to care.

“Fremantle Hospital will offer low to medium complexity surgery for urology patients in the SMHS catchment – this will include diagnostics and endo-urological procedures,” Professor Hayne said.

“More complex cancer surgery and robotic surgery will be concentrated at Fiona Stanley Hospital, with urology clinics, diagnostics and low complexity surgery continuing to be provided at Rockingham General Hospital.”

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group Executive Director Janet Zagari said the move was all about providing the best experience for patients.

“The new urology service is a great win for our patients, as we are now providing improved access to urology services across the region,” Janet said.

“Fremantle Hospital remains an important and integral part of delivering health services to people living in Perth’s southern corridor and has been vital with the configuration of urology services in a co-ordinated fashion across the whole of SMHS.”

Over the past 18 months, Fremantle Hospital has expanded the range and volume of elective surgical procedures to include procedures in specialty areas of gynaecology, plastics, dental and maxillo-facial and increased endoscopy procedures.

The new urology service commenced on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

Follow South Metropolitan Health Service on Facebook (external site) and keep up to date with all the latest news at Fremantle Hospital.