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), Preadmission Clinic and Direct Admission.

COVID-19 testing for patients undergoing surgery

WDHS has introduced COVID-19 testing for all preoperative patients. All patients undergoing elective surgery are required to do a RAT Test within 24 hours prior to surgery., if negative surgery can proceed.

If positive, please call Theatre on 5551 8372 (or 55518051 after hours) to postpone surgery.

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

We have two general surgeons, ENT surgeon, and many visiting specialist surgeons.

All patients undergoing surgery complete a pre-operative assessment prior to their theatre date in the Pre-Admission Clinic.  On the day of surgery patients are admitted through Direct Admissions where final preparations are completed before transfer to theatre. Referral: 

All patients are referred for surgery by a medical practitioner. 

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