• Our operating theatres facilitate elective surgery five days a week with on-call services available for emergencies and trauma 365 days a year.  The operating suite consists of two operating theatres, a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD), Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Pre-Admission Clinic and Direct Admission.

    Approximately 3000 operations are carried out each year. Specialty areas include:

    • Orthopedics
    • General Surgery
    • Urology
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Gynecology
    • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
    • Ophthalmics
    • Gastroenterology

    Post-operative care in the acute area is supported by both ICU and high dependency beds.  WDHS has close ties with St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Flinders University in Adelaide and Deakin University, Geelong.

    New staff members are well supported both clinically and educationally.  Theatre nurses are encouraged to pursue postgraduate studies in the perioperative specialty area. Graduate rotation opportunities are provided as requested, with the support of a Professional Development Nurse.