Sydney Adventist Hospital is a division of Adventist HealthCare Limited. Adventist HealthCare Limited (formerly known as ‘Sydney Adventist Hospital Limited’), is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and is a ‘Not-For-Profit’ organisation that operates a number of healthcare businesses including: Sydney Adventist Hospital, Dalcross Adventist Hospital, San Day Surgery Hornsby, and San Diagnostics & Pharmacy .
Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH), known as ‘the San’, is an acute-care private hospital with 358 licensed overnight beds. It is the largest single campus private hospital in NSW. In 2006 the San won the prestigious Australian Private Hospitals Association Award for Clinical Excellence (70 beds and over).
The San is the largest single employer in the Hornsby-Kuring-gai Council area. Over 2,200 staff and 700 accredited medical practitioners care for more than 50,000 inpatients and 160,000 outpatients annually and over 2,000 babies are delivered each year. Emergency Care admits over 20,000 patients each year making it NSW’s largest and busiest private Hospital Emergency Department. Offering acute surgical, medical and obstetric care including complex cardiac and orthopaedic procedures, the San also has cutting-edge, acute-care facilities, including 12 operating theatre suites, 3 state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories, urology lasers and Australia’s first dual source CT scanner installed in San Radiology. It also owns and operates San Day Surgery Hornsby and Dalcross Adventist Hospital, located in Killara.
Outpatient services at the San include physiotherapy, radiology, ultrasound services for women, pathology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, wound care clinic, dietician services, a Children’s Sleep Disorders Unit, the Hospital in the Home program and an on-site family medical and dental centre. Support services available on the campus include Cardiac Rehabilitation, San Cancer Support and Jacaranda Lodge which offers low-cost accommodation for outpatients and their families who live far from the San and other hospitals in Sydney where they are being treated.
The hospital also operates a Healthcare Outreach Program and since the early 1980’s has been in partnership with AusAid, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and others, sending approximately 1,500 volunteers on close to 100 surgical trips to South Pacific, South-East Asian and African countries to do surgeries on approximately 2,850 patients. The medical and nursing specialist volunteers undertake life-saving cardiac surgery and do corrective surgery to repair cleft lips and palates, burns scar contracture repairs, and uterine prolapse.
In recent times the San has completed major refurbishments of inpatient ward areas increasing the number of private en-suite rooms for patients and providing a new Children's ward, refurbished Cancer ward, Emergency Medical Unit and purpose built facility for San Physiotherapy. Two new state-of-the-art operating theatres with navigational technology were opened in 2007. In 2009, the hospital opened the new San Day Infusion Centre and Emergency Medical Unit, and refurbished the San Physiotherapy Department.
On site facilities include the San Clinic, which provides specialist consultant rooms for up to 100 specialists and the Wai Fong Poon Child Care Centre which provides childcare for staff, local families and patients.
The San College of Education is a registered training organisation which offers an extensive range of nationally recognised certificate programs to San and other employees while Avondale College Faculty of Nursing & Health is one of Australia’s last remaining on-site nursing schools and provides comprehensive nursing education in both under-graduate and post-graduate courses.
The Australasian Research Institute (ARI) was established in 2004 to facilitate, coordinate and fund innovative and developmental research within the Adventist Healthcare setting. The ARI cooperates with other organisations and individuals where possible to conduct or commission research into patient care, nutrition, healthcare and many related fields.