Sydney Adventist Hospital
Medical Services - North Wahroonga, NSW
Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH), known as ‘the San’, is an acute-care private hospital with capacity for over 550 licensed overnight beds. It is the largest private not-for-profit hospital in NSW.
Sydney Adventist Hospital is a division of Adventist HealthCare Limited. Adventist HealthCare Limited (formerly known as ‘Sydney Adventist Hospital Limited’), is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and is a ‘Not-For-Profit’ organisation that operates a number of healthcare businesses including: Sydney Adventist Hospital, Dalcross Adventist Hospital, San Day Surgery Hornsby, and San Diagnostics & Pharmacy .
The San is the largest single employer in the Hornsby-Kuring-gai Council area. Approximately 2,300 staff, 500 volunteers and 1,000 accredited medical practitioners care for more than 53,000 inpatients and 180,000 outpatients annually and approximately 2,000 babies are delivered each year. Emergency Care admits approximately 19,000 patients each year making it NSW’s largest and busiest private Hospital Emergency Department. Offering acute surgical, medical and obstetric care including complex cardiac and orthopaedic procedures. The San also has cutting-edge, acute-care facilities including capacity for up to 24 operating theatres and endoscopy suites, 3 state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories, urology lasers and Australia’s first dual source CT scanner installed in San Radiology.
Outpatient services at the San include physiotherapy, radiology, ultrasound services for women, fertility services, pathology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, wound care clinic, dietetic services, a Children’s Sleep Disorders Unit and an on-site family medical and dental centre. Support services available on the campus include Cardiac Rehabilitation, San Cancer Support and Jacaranda Lodge which offers low-cost accommodation for outpatients and their families.
The hospital also operates the Open Heart International Program and since the early 1980’s has been in partnership with AusAid, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and others, sending approximately 1,500 volunteers on close to 100 surgical trips to South Pacific, South-East Asian and African countries to do surgeries on approximately 2,850 patients. The medical and nursing specialist volunteers undertake life-saving cardiac surgery and do corrective surgery to repair cleft lips and palates, burns scar contracture repairs, and uterine prolapse.