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Mobile Surgical Bus

The Mobile Surgical Bus, which is a specially equipped mobile operating theatre, is hosted by Ōamaru Hospital on a 5-weekly interval and brings day surgery facilities to the people of Ōamaru. This eliminates the need for Ōamaru 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

This page was last updated at 10:41AM on June 29, 2021.