Campbelltown Private Hospital celebrates 10 years

Celebration: Campbelltown Private Hospital staff gathered to celebrate the hospital's 10th birthday last week. Picture: Chris Lane
Celebration: Campbelltown Private Hospital staff gathered to celebrate the hospital's 10th birthday last week. Picture: Chris Lane

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Campbelltown Private Hospital has grown a lot in the last ten years.

It opened with just four theatres and 45 beds on April 30, 2007 – those numbers have almost doubled to eight operating theatres and 82 beds.

And with 10th birthday celebrations honouring the hospital’s great achievements over the years, general manager Chris Profitt said they’re looking into extending even further.

“We’ve grown to meet the demand in the area,” she said.

“We are now hoping to extend upwards.”

The hospital was home to 28 medical specialists on opening but now counts almost 100 specialists among its 287 staff and 12 volunteers.

Many of the 38 staff members who worked with the hospital from day one, including Ms Profitt, have remained to this day.

“The staff all seem to be happy here, and that’s why they stay,” she said.

“We’ve managed to attract some of the best doctors and specialists to the hospital, which is something I’m really proud of.

“But I am most proud of seeing our patients get well and hearing the positive comments about their care here.

“It tells me that we’re doing something right.”

Ms Profitt said she was glad Campbelltown Private Hospital had eased some of the pressure on the neighbouring public hospital and allowed locals to see specialists without leaving the area.

HOSPITAL MILESTONES

  • Gynaecologist Dr Timothy Chang performed the first operation on opening day, April 30, 2007
  • Eight operations were performed on the opening day
  • Redeveloped to meet demand in 2009
  • 34 additional beds added to rehab unit, 26 beds in mental health unit
  • Two operating theatres added, day surgery size increased
  • Redeveloped again in 2012
  • Mental health unit converted into sterilisation unit and surgical bed ward
  • Volunteer program introduced, papers and magazines delivered to patients
  • Kitchen, gym and medical records room build on first level
  • Further eight beds added
  • Became the first NSW hospital to introduce a 3D HD camera for surgery
  • Became the first hospital in the south-west to offer a robot service – the Da Vinci robot
  • Total of 14,232 operations performed in 2016, averaging 54 per day