New units open as HIV begins to take a toll

  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory officially opened
  • Lithotriptor Centre officially opened (A Lithotripter smashes kidney stones with ultra sound waves while the patient relaxes in a large tub of warm water, often eliminating the need for surgical intervention and prolonged pain for many sufferers. )
  • Aids unit opens with special palliative care facility.
  • The Surf Lifesaving Association establishes a permanent base for the helicopter rescue service with a landing pad located on the oval, adjacent to the Accident and Emergency Department.