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New Catheter Lab Opens
at North Shore Private
North Shore Private can now provide the
latest in cardiac procedures with its new
cardiac catheter lab. The dedicated
cardiac lab opened in January 2018 and
is located on the ground floor.
The facility contains a newly built lab with a preoperative
and post-operative area. This allows
for more streamlined patient care and an overall
better patient experience. The Lab has been fitted
with Siemens Artis Zee equipment providing great
technology enhancing the procedural experience for
both interventional cardiologists and their patients.
The opening of this new facility has seen the move
of all our Structural Heart, including Transcatheter
Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) cases from our main
operating theatre into the Cardiac Catheter Lab.
“Structural heart cases involve the expertise of
multiple clinicians. The new Cardiac Catheter Lab
has been designed to maximse the efficient flow for
the delivery of high class patient care by all clinicians
involved in the procedure,” Says Richard Ryan, CEO
of North Shore Private. “Patient feedback has been
very positive with this new experience.”
Renovations have recently
completed The Northside Group’s
Wentworthville Clinic offers exceptional,
holistic inpatient care for people with drug
and alcohol addiction, eating disorders
and general mental health disorders.
Highlights of the refurbishment included
the re-launch of the drug and alcohol
service with the addition of five single
ensuited rooms and the picturesque
landscaping in the grounds of the Clinic.
Our Structural Heart patients now move between
our newly built coronary care unit and the catheter
lab which has improved the patient pathway and
allowed patients to access highly sophisticated
treatment from leading specialists and nurses.
The North Shore campus has recently performed a
milestone of over 200 TAVI procedures. The new
Lab will allow us to enhance our ability to increase
the number of cardiology cases and also to provide
leading care in the Structural Heart specialty.
This wealth of experience, together with positive
patient outcomes, has reinforced the campus’s
status as a tertiary training facility, particularly
for cardiology and interventional cardiology.
Specialists from the North Shore campus provide
teaching not only to medical students, but also their
colleagues around the world.
The lab has been fitted with the MedInBox (the first
in NSW) which is a highly sophisticated educational
tool, using real time videography of procedures that
can be accessed remotely – such as other teaching
facilities around the world.
The new indoor and outdoor facilities
offer our patients a serene, welcoming
environment to further assist with
wellbeing and recovery.
Renovations now complete
at Wentworthville Clinic