The final piece of North Eastern Community Hospital’s $5.6 million redevelopment is now in place, with eight specialists last week moving into brand new consulting rooms in the hospital’s Payneham Wing.
The consulting rooms are part of a major redevelopment at the Hospital designed by local architects Cheesman and constructed by Adelaide builder Mossop.
Stage 1 of construction was completed in April 2020 and included upgraded rooms with ensuites for 23 aged care recipients, as well as a sun room and outdoor space with a purpose-built, communal garden.
Construction of the final stage, which included the brand new second-floor consulting rooms, was completed in late 2020.
The specialists – four Orthopaedic Surgeons from Orthopaedics SA and four Obstetrician/Gynaecologists – are now seeing patients referred to them from the local community.
Orthopaedics SA specialists Justin Webb, Saleem Hussenbocus, Meng Ling and Aman Sood are treating bone and joint problems related to arthritis, degenerative conditions, sports injuries, trauma, fractures and bone cancer from the rooms, and will utilise state-of-the-art theatres and equipment and be assisted by North Eastern’s incredible staff of clinical managers and nurses.
Obstetricians Ellen Raghoudi, Chris Hughes, Valerie Thompson and Neil Tamlin are also consulting expectant parents from the rooms, which are just a short distance from North Eastern’s Maternity Ward.
North Eastern Community Hospital CEO Michele Smith said the new rooms were a key pillar in NECH’s plan for growth.
“We embarked on this major redevelopment project to ensure that we can continue to offer the best services and more choice to patients in the North Eastern suburbs,” Ms Smith said.
“Residents in our aged care home are enjoying the beautifully appointed new rooms and communal spaces, and our visiting specialists are now consulting expectant parents and those requiring orthopaedic treatment from the brand new consulting rooms.”
Obstetrician Dr Chris Hughes said it was important to be able to offer maternity care in the community, close to where families live.
“It’s great to be able to see patients from the comfort of these rooms which have direct access from the car park, making things easy for mum’s-to-be,” Dr Hughes said.
“The rooms are also just a short walk to the Maternity Ward and delivery suite, so expectant families can become well-acquainted with where they’ll be welcoming their new baby into the world.
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Justin Webb said: “Our patients at NECH are very happy with our spacious and bright new rooms. They appreciate the convenience of on-site parking, radiology and pathology services.”