Chatswood Private Hospital Grand Opening
February 7, 2016
“Our medical specialists have been operating in separate facilities in Chatswood for the past 20 years but they will now perform the most advanced procedures in our state-of-the-art hospital,”
Chatswood Private Hospital was officially opened by Health Minister, the Hon Jillian Skinner on 1 February 2016. More than 120 individuals were in attendance to celebrate the hospital’s opening.
In addition to hospital tour and plaque unveiling ceremony, attendees heard remarks from Marc Resnik, Managing Director of Presmed Australia (PMA) Group and Roger Cronin, Chief Executive Officer of PMA.
“Our medical specialists have been operating in separate facilities for the past 20 years but they will now perform the most advanced procedures in their respective fields in our state-of-the-art hospital,” MD of PMA, Mr Marc Resnik said.
The hospital was designed to replace PMA’s two previous medical specialist facilities in Chatswood – the Ophthalmic Surgery Centre (OSC) and the ENT & Facial Day Surgery Centre (SENT, which is the only dedicated free-standing ENT day surgery in Sydney and has been operational since 1995. OSC has been operational since 1997 but was reaching full capacity.
“We needed to expand and develop a new private eye hospital to cater for demand and then the opportunity arose for SENT to merge its operations into the new hospital too,” Mr Resnik said.
“This is an exciting venture because it sets a new professional benchmark for the Australian ophthalmic and ENT community while allowing the integration of two complimentary specialisations in Sydney’s only dedicated eye and ENT private hospital”.
“Eye and ENT surgery is characterised by rapid development in technologies which continuously improve patient outcomes,” CEO of PMA, Mr Roger Cronin, said. “The new Eye and ENT hospital will provide local ophthalmologists and ENT surgeons with the latest technology to undertake the full spectrum of eye surgery and ENT procedures for both adults and children.”
Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney hailed the facility and said the hospital would attract visitors to the area.“The new hospital will be a great addition to, and complement the existing medical services currently available in the Chatswood and Willoughby area,” she said.