Celebrating ten years of robotics at The Wesley

22 June 2021

2020 marked ten years since The Wesley began its pursuit of excellence in robotic surgery, offering patients the latest advancements in medical technology.

This month, we are celebrating this incredible milestone, after putting celebrations on hold in 2020 while we focussed on keeping our patients, staff and hospital safe during the pandemic.

DaVinci Robot
General Manager, Sean Hubbard, said the milestone is a credit to The Wesley’s robotics teams who are committed to pursuing excellence in the delivery of highly specialised care. 

“The Wesley’s robotics program began as a bold vision, that has been realised over the past ten years and has grown to become the highest volume program in Australia and New Zealand, with more than 7,500 procedures performed since the program’s inception,” Sean said.

“Looking forward to the next ten years, we remain focussed on exceeding clinical expectations, expanding the program into more specialities and continuing to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.” 

In 2017, The Wesley joined only ten other hospitals worldwide at the time to receive internationally recognised accreditation as a Centre of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by international accrediting body, the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

At its peak, The Wesley’s robotics program averaged just less than 1,000 cases per year. Despite the expansion of robotic services throughout Australia, The Wesley Hospital remains the highest volume program in the country.

The SRC is the largest surgical organisation in the world which sets the benchmark for surgical procedures worldwide and provides accreditation, consulting, education and data for surgeons and facilities to advance safety and quality of care for patients.

The Wesley Hospital was also recognised as Queensland’s first hospital to receive accreditation as a Centre of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the SRC.

Watch the video below to hear about how The Wesley’s robotics program is improving outcomes and experience for our patients.

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