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HSS Prioritises Patient Journey

A new multi-disciplinary private surgical hospital has opened in Sydney’s western suburbs to deal with rapid turnover and larger patient cases. The Hospital for specialist Surgery (HSS) is designed and run by 48 specialist doctors, four of whom are ophthalmologists: Dr. Prital Singh; Dr. Philip Myers; Dr. Eric Chai and Dr. Kiran Sindhu. Ophthalmology subspecialties offered currently are cataract, pterygium and anterior segment surgery; oculoplastics and glaucoma.

This is the second private hospital opened by the HSS Doctor owners; the first was at Castle Hill and has five operating theatres.

The seven storey hospital includes dedicated endoscopy and ophthalmology operating rooms; a 42 bed long stay ward; three close observation beds; a modern rehabilitation facility with 36 inpatient beds; hydrotherapy pool and spa; allied health services including physiotherapy and occupational therapy; on-site pathology and radiology labs; and an onsite pharmacy.

Dr. Prital Singh said HSS will fill a gap in the market. “Australia has a world-class public hospital system. It provides fantastic care particularly for complex cases. However, with a rapidly expanding and ageing population, the public hospital system is under great pressure particularly for rapid turnover surgical cases,” said Dr. Singh.

He said the private hospital system has traditionally been dominated by larger conglomerates which are answerable to shareholders while small doctor owned facilities can run highly efficiently, but can struggle to adjust to change.

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