With donors at the forefront, the QEII’s hybrid OR will treat its first patients in fall 2020. This cutting-edge space revolutionizes the traditional operating room.
With real-time image guidance
A hybrid OR combines the imaging capabilities of a catheterization lab with a surgical suite. Superior imaging means performing more complex procedures and assessing treatments as they are happening.
This is vital when an emergency arises in the OR. Critical time is saved by having diagnostic and surgical capabilities in one room – avoiding the transfer of patients between floors and care teams.
Helping patients heal faster
The new operating suite will allow teams to perform less invasive procedures than ever before. This results in smaller incisions, less stress on the heart, and shorter recovery times for patients – meaning patients are home with their families sooner.
Construction of the QEII’s first hybrid OR is underway. The end result should look something like this: