Theatres (Main Operating Theatres)

Main Inpatient Theatres incorporates 20 Operating Theatres and a central Recovery unit. Well-defined speciality teams include: General, Orthopaedic, Plastic, Gynaecology, Urology, ENT, Maxillo-facial, Paediatric, Thoracic and also a comprehensive 24 hour Emergency service.

The Training and Development team are based within Main Theatres and enjoy long-standing, close links with local Higher Education providers, most especially the University of East Anglia.

The department facilitates a two-year DipHE Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) training programme and valuable placement for a wide range of other health professionals. Care for patients is provided for by highly skilled practitioners using state of the art equipment in a new and modern environment. We also provide a dedicated “Parent’s room” where parents and carers can wait should they wish to.

Theatre IT (Theatre Information)

Theatres have a small team who support all aspects of IT in theatre, using a range of products including Per Se’s “ORSOS” for real time data capture in theatres, MAPS Eroster for staff rostering and Linux based open source solutions for our web based communications intranet. We provide extensive audit reporting and numerous detailed reports on all kinds of theatre activity from a simple work log book to complex session utilisation reports.