Head of Department: Assistant Manager Nursing: Mrs. Tebogo Elizabeth Ndala
018 406 4485 [Klerksdorp Hospital Operating Theater]
018 406 3203 [Tshepong Hospital Operating Theater]
Operational Manager Operating Theater: Mrs. Lindiwe Mavis Mtyotywa
Contact numbers: 018 406 4429/30 [Klerksdorp Hospital]
We have specialized theatre’s in both Klerksdorp & Tshepong Hospital. Specialized theatre is an area whereby specific operations are done by specialized doctors, trained and experienced operating theatre staff. It caters specialized disciplines. Specializing include disciplines such as Orthopaedic, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Ear Nose and Throat, Urology, Neurology and Maxillo facial operations. The unit has been active for 43 years and access to it is through grooming.
- Screening at the specific clinic
- Booked through booking officer
- Then admitted in specific ward to be prepared for surgery
- Consent for patient for operation is done
- Operation done as booked
- Taken back to the ward for recovery
- They are to be groomed and mentored then send for theatre technique training for acquiring the required skill.
EN’s – Groomed and mentored for acquiring skills for assisting with anaesthesia and working in Recovery Room
ENA’s – Groomed and mentored for acquiring skills related to theatre operations
In the unit, specialists and doctors deal only with patient that has been already admitted and diagnosed. In Theatre they come for specific operations as booked. We have competent trained professional nurses competed medical officers and consultants and experienced nurses. Klerksdorp theatre: 11- Professional Nurse specializing in – Orthopaedics, Gynae, Obstetrics, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Maxillo Facial 5 – Skilled Professional Nurses. Tshepong theatre: 8 -Professional Nurses specializing in Surgery ,1 Professional Nurses specializing in Neurology for both theatres, 4 skilled Professional Nurses. Machines are bought according to the preferences and competence of the anaesthetists and surgeons and Patients are resuscitating successfully as need arises. The unit is a success because to adheres to goals set for them.