Theatre closures place pressure on waiting lists

Longer wait times have been recorded throughout the past quarter due to theatre closures in July and August.

Surgical performance rates at West Gippsland Hospital for the September quarter were well below normal because of theatre closures for almost all of July and August. While all category one elective surgery patients were cleared within the 30-day benchmark, performance

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Warragul Hospital expands

At the opening of the new $9.3 million short stay unit and third operating theatre at West Gippsland Hospital last week are (from left) Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, WGHG chief executive Dan Weeks, Aboriginal hospital liaison officer Troy Jennings and WGHG board chair Christine Holland.

A $9.3 million project expanding the capacity of West Gippsland Hospital has finally come to fruition. After almost 11 months, a new eight bed short stay unit and a third operating theatre have been completed. It is expected the theatre

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