Perioperative care is provided to approximately 30,000 patients each. This includes; pre-operative risk assessment (including cardio-pulmonary exercise testing) & risk management, intra-operative physiological and psychological protection & crisis management, and post-operative pain management and review.
All surgical specialties are represented with the exception of cardiac. We provide support for advanced interventional procedures in the cardiology and radiology departments. Sunshine Hospital undertakes a significant volume of paediatric surgery and has one of Victoria’s busiest obstetric services with over 5,500 deliveries per year.
The Department has expertise in pain medicine with 4 pain specialists and 3 nurses providing an acute and multidisciplinary chronic pain service, with outpatient clinics and regular interventional pain management lists.