After eight years, $130 million and 4 new buildings, St George’s redevelopment is now full, making it one of the vital well-equipped non-public hospitals in New Zealand.
New amenities embody digital working theatres utilizing the identical 4K know-how because the Hollywood blockbusters.
The ultimate stage of the redevelopment, the Cressy Wing, opens later this month, housing extra state-of-the-art working theatres, a brand new maternity centre, training amenities, medical provide retailer and hospital laundry.
Cressy Wing is considered one of 4 new buildings at St George’s constructed since 2012, changing these broken within the Canterbury earthquakes.
St George’s can also be Christchurch’s solely non-public hospital-based intensive care and isolation unit; most cancers remedy amenities; and purpose-built spinal harm rooms designed with enter from tetraplegia sufferers.
Chief government Greg Brooks stated the opening of the wing is a major milestone for the hospital.
“When embarking on this redevelopment we have been dedicated to investing within the newest healthcare improvements and state-of-the-art tools, for the direct good thing about our sufferers,” he stated.
“For instance, a staff of 10 specialists efficiently eliminated a uncommon spinal tumour impacting the center and lungs of a 34-year-old mum of 4. The 14-hour surgical procedure was carried out at St George’s as a result of we might present the required co-ordination of the groups plus the know-how and ICU assist.”
All of St George’s working theatres – together with these within the new Cressy Wing – at the moment are outfitted with the 4K know-how, which has been referred to internationally because the ‘period of massive display surgical procedure’.
The 4K imaging system gives surgeons with unparalleled imaginative and prescient contained in the human physique through giant screens within the working theatre.
St George’s Hospital was additionally one of many first in New Zealand to put in a high-definition surgical video system, utilizing related know-how to Disney Pixar animators. It maximises the quantity of element a surgeon can see.
Perioperative providers supervisor Ali Perry stated the system is an thrilling development for the hospital.
“The show know-how gives probably the most correct, highest decision surgical video which is especially essential for image-guided procedures. It’s about offering the surgeon with the instruments to make the correct resolution on the proper time, in the end resulting in superior medical outcomes.”
The brand new buildings on the hospital function a base isolation system sourced from the USA. The buildings, which sit on rubber pads, can transfer as much as 650mm in any path – decreasing the quantity the buildings flex throughout an earthquake, defending individuals and tools inside.
- St George’s is holding an open day on Saturday from midday to 4pm. The final tour leaves at 3pm.