Bathurst Private Hospital is set to benefit from new beds

BRAND NEW: Bathurst Private Hospital director of nursing Nikki Taylor with one of the new beds. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 110717cbeds1
BRAND NEW: Bathurst Private Hospital director of nursing Nikki Taylor with one of the new beds. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 110717cbeds1

Bathurst Private Hospital will now be able to accommodate more patients, after four new beds were added to the hospital on Tuesday.

Throughout the year, the hospital has seen significant growth, in terms of patients, especially in surgical cases.

Director of nursing Nicci Taylor said the hospital prides itself on taking more medical cases.

“We’ve seen a lot growth this year and we even had to turn patients away in the past,” she said.

“There has been significant growth and we have seen an increase in surgical cases.

“We didn't see any other choice but to push ahead and fund for extra beds.”

Ms Taylor said the hospital has also seen massive growth in orthopedic and general care.

With an increased capacity, the hospital has gone from 12 beds to 16 beds.

There will now be two shared wards, with two new electrical beds in each. 

The beds are expected to arrive by the end of the month.

“We hired the new beds from our sister hospital – the Orange Surgical Centre,” Ms Taylor said.

“Patients now have the option to come back from surgery in Sydney, to Bathurst, to be closer to family and friends.

“We can also care for unwell people and patients who need palliative care.”