Description of service
St Michael's Hospital theatre unit provides Obstetric, Gynaecology, Breast and ENT Services and consists of a suite of five theatres, a six bedded recovery unit and two bedded Obstetric recovery ward.
The theatre suite employs about forty staff providing patient care for an elective and emergency service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
The Obstetric theatres are staffed twenty-four hours a day; the remaining specialities are covered at night by an on-call theatre team.
St Michael's Hospital is also a respected regional centre for reproduction and fetal medicine, infertility treatment and cancer care. The two Obstetric theatres provide care for women requiring Obstetric emergency and elective surgery, some of whom require specialised care. The theatre staff work closely with the Central Delivery Suite.
The theatre unit also specialises in Gynaecological Oncology, providing care for women requiring complex surgery.
The team has nursing staff, Operating Department Practitioners of all grades and a theatre Clerk. The theatre suite offers a wide range of clinical and management experience in all aspects of surgical care, in a research based and caring environment.