High Volume Short Stay Surgical Units (HVSSS)
The HVSSS Unit Model emerged as a model of care from the Surgery Futures – A Plan for Greater Sydney project (released January 2011).
This toolkit provides Local Health Districts with information about the key features of the model, processes for service delivery, staff roles, diagnosis-related groups suitable for HVSSS, key success factors, benefits, and steps for implementation of this model.
- Improved access to planned surgical services;
- Improved service efficiency, regarding both operating theatre and bed utilisation;
- Extended range of procedures suitable for the short-stay environment;
- Release of additional clinical capacity (including beds, staff and other resources) within tertiary/quaternary surgery centres;
- Reinvestment of this additional capacity into emergency and complex service needs.
This model helps to concentrate suitable planned surgical cases within dedicated high volume, short stay surgical units.
HVSSS Units willmanage planned surgery/procedures requiring admission for up to 72 hours. Itincludes both Day Only and Extended Day Only surgery.
Experienced surgical staff who routinely cope with the challenges of emergency surgery have developed these Emergency Surgery Guidelines.
|Sydney Local Health District||Canterbury Hospital|
|Western Sydney Local Health District||Auburn Hospital and Community Health Services|
Key Date (location) Pilot Site Implementation Site
No evaluation planned atthis stage.
For more information go to: www.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/gl/2012/pdf/GL2012_001.pdf
Manager - Surgical Services Taskforce
02 9464 4644
Director, Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care
02 9464 4604
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