Mount Druitt Hospital’s new pre-admission clinic opened with a buzz today, according to first patient Michael Rooney from Emu Plains.
The purpose-built clinic includes four consultation rooms for pre-admission assessment, a bright spacious waiting area, and even a new beverage bar to make patients and carers feel welcome and comfortable.
A pre-admission clinic is where patients receive information about their procedure, treatment and hospital stay. Checks are also conducted such as blood tests, blood pressure, medical history and more.
First patient Michael, who is booked for eye surgery next month, described the clinic as beautiful.
“It looked welcoming, it was bright, cheerful and airy. The staff were fantastic, and so professional,” he said.
The new clinic is part of the Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ stage 2 expansion of surgical facilities at Mount Druitt Hospital, which includes a new recovery unit and an additional operating room.
Nurse unit manager Rhonda Sneddon said the four consult rooms were a very welcome addition.
“We have four consult rooms for the doctor, the anaesthetist and the nurses to asses our patients pre-operatively to ensure that they’re fit for surgery,” she said.
“This is a dedicated unit with everything that they need – it’s brand new and it’s going to be very, very good for our patients,” she said.
The new unit is located on level 1 at Mount Druitt Hospital, near Ward 1A.
A recovery unit is due to open in early July.