$72 million expansion approved for Greenslopes Private Hospital
Greenslopes Private Hospital has announced a major $72 million expansion and re-development project to continue delivering the best possible health care
treatments and outcomes for patients.
L–R: Mr Rob Skoda, GM Veterans Services Operations, RSL, Ms Chris Went, CEO Greenslopes Private Hospital, Mr Danny Simms, CEO Ramsay Health Care Australia,
Mr David Lehmann, Executive General Manager (Building) John Holland Group & Mr Joe Kelly MP, Greenslopes.
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New equipment provides clear surgical
visualisation at Peninsula Private Hospital
In a first for Ramsay Health Care, Peninsula Private Hospital has acquired a minimally-invasive surgical
tower, known as the 1688 AIM 4K camera platform from Stryker.
This equipment is designed to provide Peninsula surgeons
with superior visualisation and advanced imaging modalities
across an array of specialties.
The new all-in-one system features:
• 4K image resolution: brilliant 4K resolution offers our
surgeons crystal-clear images for improved visualisation
• L-11 light source and auto-light technology: The proprietary
auto-light technology automatically adjusts based on
anatomy to provide consistent lighting, enabling surgeons
to focus on the procedure at hand.
• Advanced imaging modalities: Three distinct SPY
fluorescence imaging modalities; contrast, overlay and
ENV are integrated into the platform and enable real-time
4K fluorescence images of perfusion and critical anatomy.
Studies have shown the use of fluorescence imaging
may assist surgeons in making better clinical decisions
during colorectal, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and other
minimally invasive procedures.
To further enhance operating room work flow, Stryker’s
Connected OR Hub is fully integrated into the tower and
enables seamless connectivity between devices.
The Connected OR Hub allows staff to easily stream,
capture, record, and print surgical images and videos
directly from the platform for later review.
Peninsula Private Hospital’s Theatre Nurse Unit Manager,
Roxanne Wenn, said: “We chose the Stryker 1688 AIM 4K
system because it allows our surgeons and staff access to
“It is a true multispecialty platform and allows the surgical
team to see beyond the limitations of the human eye. This
translates to significant workflow improvements and overall
better patient outcomes.”
Among the largest re-developments
of the 78-year-old hospital site, the
expansion includes a new three-story
infill building to cater for future
growth in theatre cases, day surgery
procedures and expanded intensive
care unit (ICU) capacity and the
management of complex cases within
the intensive care unit.
The expansion will also see the
construction of a second building fitted
out with 64 private en-suite rooms over
two levels, which will be built on the
southern side of the Ramsay Health
Care owned, Greenslopes Private
The existing emergency department
will also be refurbished to include seven
new bays to give patients more space
and privacy. There will also be room for
medical imaging services.
Hospital CEO Chris Went said the site
redevelopment ensures the hospital can
continue delivering the highest level of
care to every patient of Greenslopes
“This work will take Greenslopes Private
Hospital into the future with the ability
to grow and maintain an environment
which will provide a positive experience
for all in our community,” Mrs Went said.
“There is currently a high demand
for inpatient beds, and with both the
expansion of the emergency department and the additional
operating theatres, the new beds will allow us to service this
Located next to the current administration area, the
new three-storey infill building will join the hospital and
expand on existing services. The new building expansion
Level one: Three new rooms for day surgery procedures,
including some plastic and cosmetic cases. Another shell
room will also be constructed on level one to cater for
future expansion. The existing day surgery recovery area
will be refurbished to improve the admission and discharge
experience for patients.
Level two: An expansion of the intensive care (ICU) unit to
include two new beds along with space to cater for five new
ICU beds in the future.
Level three: The total number of operating theatres (OT)
will increase to 22, with three new theatres to be built on
level three. There will also be room allocated for a fourth
OT feature to be constructed in the future.
Of the existing OTs, one will be converted into a hybrid theatre;
a surgical theatre equipped with medical imaging equipment,
enabling both open and minimally invasive procedures.
Construction company, John Holland has been appointed
to the project, which is expected to be completed by