Epping Surgery Centre (ESC) is moving to a new site to open a state-of-the-art private eye hospital next month, featuring a multi-million dollar fit-out that it says will set a new professional benchmark for the Australian ophthalmic community.
The facility is part of the PresMed Australia (PMA) group of day hospitals and originally opened in 2004. Currently located in Oxford St, it houses 12 ophthalmologists focusing on cataract, glaucoma, cornea, medical retina and plastic eye surgery, treating more than 30,000 patients in 18 years.
Having outgrown its current location, ESC will open a new custom-built, state-of-the-art facility at a greenfield site, on the corner of Boronia Ave, Epping.
The new hospital will have two operating theatres, four first-stage anaesthetic and recovery trolleys and six second stage day surgery recliner chairs. Building works commenced in April 2021 with the hospital opening scheduled for April 2022.
“ESC secured a greenfield site to develop a new private eye hospital to provide a platform for the long-term growth of our services,” Mr Marc Resnik, managing director of PMA, said.
“This is an exciting venture which will cement Epping as one of the leading destinations for eye surgery in Sydney, as well as setting a new professional benchmark for the Australian ophthalmic community.”
PMA CEO Mr Roger Cronin said eye surgery is characterised by rapid developments in technologies which continuously improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.
“The new eye hospital will represent an unsurpassed level of care in Sydney and will provide local ophthalmologists with the latest technology to undertake the full spectrum of eye surgery procedures for both adults and children,” he said.
Dr Gagan Khannah, a director of ESC and the chairman of the Medical Advisory and Audit Committee, added that all eye surgeons operating at ESC are highly trained, well respected and experienced leaders in the ophthalmic industry.
“The new private hospital, with the latest technology and equipment, will further enable eye surgeons to achieve the very best possible patient outcomes,” he said.
Epping Surgery Centre is one of five facilities in the PresMed Group, which includes Chatswood Private Hospital, Central Coast Day Hospital, Madison Day Surgery, MetWest Eye Care & MetWest Surgical Centre.
ESC has been awarded the prestigious three-year accreditation with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and is staffed by specialised ophthalmic nurses and ophthalmologists using the latest state of the art equipment and precision instrumentation.