WONTHAGGI HOSPITAL TRIAGE AREA IMPROVED IN TIME FOR BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON

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Tuesday 11 December 2018
MEDIA RELEASE




 

Bass Coast Health (BCH) has unveiled the newly renovated Triage area in the Emergency Department at Wonthaggi Hospital in time for the extra demand expected over the busy summer period.

 

The relocated Triage counter now provides disabled and general public access, with the expanded Triage window offering patients increased privacy and confidentiality when giving their details. The renovated space also offers wheelchair access into the new contemporary triage assessment cubicle.

 

Security features such as strengthened glass, new duress buttons, an emergency call station and a second exit have also been included to ensure increased safety for BCH staff.

 

BCH CEO Jan Child said, “We are thrilled with the renovation to our busy Emergency Department and give huge thanks to the Department of Health and Human Services for funding this project, which was completed ahead of time”.

 

“These improvements mean that we can provide our staff and patients with a better and safer environment just in time for the busy holiday season”, Ms Child said

 

Further work is also currently underway to re-develop two consult rooms adjacent to the Higher Dependency Unit (HDU) to assist with patient flow. The inclusion of additional equipment will mean that non-urgent patients can be fast-tracked to reduce waiting times. The works will start this week and be completed by Christmas.


Pictured above: BCH staff recently celebrated the unveiling of the renovated Emergency department at Wonthaggi Hospital
(Back row: L-R): Clare Akers, Olivia Walkley, Livio Pizzol, Leesa Dobson, James Alexander, Nicki Joyce, Monzur Morshed
(Front row: L-R): Jane Ori and Charlene Leung