The Surgical Suites portfolio provides patient focused care and services for people requiring surgery. Care is provided by specialized teams in the Operating Rooms, Minor Surgical Clinics, and the Post Anaesthetic Care Units. Services to support care in these areas are provided by the Processing and Case Cart areas, the Operating Room Information Systems Team and Equipment and Supply managers and Coordinators.
The Surgical Suites Portfolio:
Foothills Hospital has 23 operating rooms for inpatient and outpatient surgeries. Services provided in the main ORs include:
Peter Lougheed Hospital has 14 operating rooms for inpatient and outpatient surgeries. Services provided in the main ORs include:
Rockyview General Hospital has 14 operating rooms for inpatient and outpatient surgeries. Services provided in the main ORs include:
Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities. The Calgary Health Region contracts surgical procedures to accredited non-hospital surgical facilities. Contracts are in place for the following types of procedures:
Other facilities Surgical procedures are also performed at the Alberta Children's Hospital, the rural facilities (Canmore, High River and Banff) and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Minor surgical clinics at the Foothills, Peter Lougheed and Rockyview hospital carry out surgical procedures that can be done under local anaesthetic. Each of these hospitals has two minor operating rooms.
The Rockyview Hospital has the Urology Clinic that provides Cystoscopy, Urodynamic testing and Lithotripsy treatments
Post anesthetic care units are staffed with nurses with specialized knowledge and skills responsible for managing postoperative emergencies and meeting the needs of the post-anesthetic and post-surgical patient.
Central Sterile Processing Department (CSPD) is responsible for the cleaning, disinfection, sterilization of surgical instrumentation and other patient care equipment from other clinical areas and services. The scope of services provided within Sterile Processing includes:
Central Sterile Processing departments provide 24 hour a day service, 7 days a week.
The Operating Room Information Systems team provides computerized support to the portfolio for: