Waitemata District Health Board
The Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) is dedicated solely to providing elective (non-urgent) surgical procedures to patients through the Waitematā DHB area.
The purpose-built ESC opened in 2013 and is one of the most medically advanced facilities in New Zealand it contains:
- four operating theatres
- a post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU)
- a theatre sterile supply unit
- 40 inpatient beds
- 10 consulting rooms
- a public cafe
- The ESC is designed to reduce waiting times for elective surgery and ensure a more efficient service for patients. A number of resources have been developed to support the ESC patient journey including brochures and DVDs.