The new theatre will be owned by Churchill and will be part of the existing Wairau Hospital Theatre complex. This means that both public and private patients will benefit from an increase in operating theatre capacity in the region.
Broadening the range of elective services offered at Churchill is a key focus for the next three years. Last year we completed a total of 1,336 elective surgeries and procedures in theatre and we are looking to increase this number to 1,700 by the end of 2017.
The additional theatre space will attract more visiting specialists to the region, meaning more local people can stay local for their private elective surgical and diagnostic needs.
Private health insurance and private hospitals play a vital role in the delivery of elective surgery in New Zealand. Thanks to the vision of the NMDHB and local specialists over 20 years ago, Churchill Private Hospital is now firmly established as a provider of private elective surgery in Marlborough – and the benefits to our local population are significant.