Hollywood leads the way with new scanning technology
Oct 02, 2015
On Thursday 24 September, Hollywood Private Hospital received the latest in its portfolio of leading edge medical technology, an intra-operative CT scanner. This will be the first time the technology has been available for use in the private health system in WA.
The hospital’s Director of Medical Services, Dr Daniel Heredia said the intra-operative CT scanner will support doctors to perform complex brain, spine and orthopaedic surgery at Hollywood.
“The major benefit of this equipment is it allows doctors to perform a CT scan during surgery while the patient is on the operating table. Prior to this technology being available, the surgery had to be performed in stages or the surgery stopped so the patient could be taken out of theatre to be scanned elsewhere” explained Dr Heredia.
The intra-operative CT scanner reinforces Hollywood’s commitment to be at the forefront of neurosurgery in WA. It will also enhance Hollywood’s already well established reputation in orthopaedic surgery. Hollywood performs the most joint replacements of any private hospital in the State.
“Our most recent expansion is nearing completion and includes six additional state-of-the art theatres and three new 30 bed wards” said Hollywood Chief Executive Officer Peter Mott.
“The intra-operative CT scanner forms part of this expansion project and will housed in a dedicated neurosurgical operating theatre. The 60% increase in our theatre capacity will also enable us to service the growing demand in the community across a wide range of surgical areas” stated Mr Mott.
On completion of the latest expansion project, Hollywood Private Hospital will have 16 operating theatres and 750 licensed beds, making it the State’s largest private hospital based on bed numbers.