Telephone: 021 903 4843
Facsimile: 021 903 4843
E-mail: s.a.t.s@mweb.co.za
Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 16:00


The South African Theatre Nurse Organisation - SATS - is a professional organisation, dedicated to enhancing the professionalism of the peri-operative practitioner. We believe in an holistic approach to the peri-operative care of our patients. This is achieved through the optimal sharing of knowledge.


  • Improve the quality of care and service provided to patients by all peri-operative practitioners.
  • Actively encourage the exchange of technical and professional information between SATS members, as well as with other members of the healthcare profession
  • Co-operate with professional bodies having similar aims and objectives as SATS, both locally and internationally
  • Perform in a manner that entrenches the active and corporate life of the organisation within South Africa‚Äôs growing healthcare profession
  • Ensure progress for peri-operative nursing in all areas of the profession
  • Provide a voice for peri-operative practitioners in the arenas of socio-economic welfare, education, political influence, and health service delivery
  • Cultivate a climate of ethical thinking within the profession, between SATS members and other healthcare professionals
  • Promote a professional and amicable relationship between operating theatre nurses and specialist medical practitioners
  • Represent peri-operative practitioners at local, provincial and national levels.


We will provide a forum:
  • for the ongoing education of peri-operative practitioners
  • for peri-operative practitioners to discuss issues relevant to peri-operative nursing practice
  • for the promotion of holistic peri-operative care of our patients


  • Opportunity to increase knowledge
  • Opportunity to meet with peri-operative nursing colleagues at local branch meetings and at study days
  • Reduced registration fees at biennial SATS National Congress
  • Sponsorship to relevant National and International Congresses
  • Four quarterly issues of the SATS Journal, the official publication of the Organisation
  • Opportunity to attend and socialize at Sport\Fund days, competitions, golf days, etc.
  • International networking and membership to IFPN and ICN
  • An extensive library and internet facilities