Oamaru Hospital Services
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Mobile Surgical Bus
The Mobile Surgical Bus, which is a specially equipped mobile operating theatre, is hosted by Oamaru Hospital on a 5-weekly interval and brings day surgery facilities to the people of Oamaru. This eliminates the need for Oamaru patients to travel to main centres to receive low risk operations. The hospital currently has a surgeon, an orthopaedic surgeon and an ENT surgeon performing a range of day surgical procedures in the bus. Patients stay in the hospital's recovery area for a minimum of four hours after their procedure and a hospital nurse contacts them the day following their discharge to monitor their recovery.
For more information about the Mobile Surgical Services please visit their website at www.mobilesurgical.co.nz