Grace Hospital employs Nurse Practitioners to provide advanced care for patients having surgery and support our nursing and medical team. Nurse practitioners have advanced education, clinical training and the demonstrated competence and legal authority to practise beyond the level of a registered nurse. Nurse Practitioners are able to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment interventions, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests and prescribe medicines.
A Nurse Practitioner may visit you during your stay at Grace to check your progress. They are able to manage chronic conditions, common and acute post-operative issues to optimise your care and recovery. The Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with your Surgeon, Anaesthetist and Nursing team.