The Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) - North Shore Hospital Campus, Waitemata DHB
Your ESC Journey
Welcome to Waitemata District Health Board’s Elective Surgery Centre (ESC). The ESC aims to provide you with a much more streamlined journey from your GP’s referral through to having your appointment to see the surgeon and anaesthetist and your eventual operation and recovery. We want to try and reduce the number of appointments you have to attend before your surgery before you come in for the actual operation. Under our model of care, our team of surgeons and anaesthetists will prioritise your care, according to the seriousness of your condition and then arrange the most suitable surgery route for you to travel along. This may involve:
- Minimal testing followed by rapid progression to the ESC or Waitakere Hospital, or….
- Extensive investigations and subsequent care in the North Shore Hospital site
Our aim is to ensure that you receive the very best surgery, in the most appropriate hospital for your condition and circumstances, as quickly as possible.