First surgery success at FSH

First surgery at FSH
Dr Li-on Lam, patient emma Jack, Dr Sam Rigg, Dr Nigel Hamilton and Health Minister Dr Kim Hames in the FSH recovery room.
November 24, 2014

The first elective surgery at Fiona Stanley Hospital was successfully completed on Tuesday 18 November 2014.  

Emma Jack from Fremantle had a plate removed from her wrist as a result of a previous injury and was recovering fine after the historic procedure.

‘I felt like a celebrity when I arrived at the hospital, all the staff were excited about the first surgery and wanted to check on me’, she said.

‘It was unexpected to be the first surgical patient but also really special for me’.   

The first surgeon was Dr Li-on Lam accompanied by anaesthetists Dr Sam Rigg and Dr Nigel Hamilton.     

At full capacity FSH could complete up to 70 elective surgery cases per day.

Elective surgery commenced at FSH on 18 November 2014 in two operating theatres for the specialties of general surgery, orthopaedics and plastics. An additional theatre will open in December for minor gynaecology and obstetrics surgery.