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About our Elective Surgery Centre (ESC)

ESC nurse station

  • Opened in 2013
  • Is situated in the North Shore Hospital campus, Shakespeare Road, Takapuna
  • Dedicated solely to providing uninterrupted elective surgical procedures (non-emergency) for the growing population of the Waitemata District
  • Has four operating theatres, 40 inpatient beds, 12-bedded recovery room
  • Stand-alone sterilising department
  • Separate outpatient department

The aims of the ESC:

  • to create the most productive and cost-effective surgical public hospital in the country
  • allow a greater flow of patients from admission to discharge
  • maintain a very high level of patient care and comfort
  • increase the number of elective procedures  (5,500 procedures per year by 2016/17)
  • reduce the overall cost of workload
  • re-invest savings into other areas
  • separate elective services from emergency/acute care
  • creates efficiency and productivity by having an uninterrupted service all year round
  • group patients together who are having the same type of surgical procedure
  • have dedicated teams of clinicians working together collaboratively to support shorter patient journeys in hospital