Theatre one – where major cases are done. Theatre two – where major septic cases are done. Theatre three – where minor cases are done starting with clean cases and into septic operations. Recovery room – where patients recover from anaesthesia before going back to the ward. Sluice room – where dirty linen is sluiced before it’s taken to laundry. Changing room – where personnel changes before commencing duty. Scrub room – where everyone scrubs before operations are done.
About the department
The theatre is located within the hospital. Theatre Set Up:
Duty room – where duty allocation is done.
The staff consists of 1 SIC, 2 Operating Theatre Nurses, 1 Anaesthetist, 2 Midwives, 1 RGN, 1
PCN, 3 Nurse Aides. Operating theatre nurse is the Infection Control focal person for the hospital
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays (emergencies any time)
Total abdominal hysterectomy
Open reduction and internal fixation
Manipulation under anaesthesia and plaster of paris application