Emerald ED entry changes for construction

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Works are progressing on Emerald Hospital Emergency Department’s $10 million expansion, which is due for completion in November 2023.

As part of the construction project, for the next five weeks there will be a change to the Emergency Department entrance for patients walking in. During this time, entry will be through the front reception of the hospital. Updated wayfinding signage will help with directions for patients, families, and visitors during this period.

Ambulance entry will remain unchanged.

This project is part of the Community Health and Hospitals Program, being delivered in partnership with the Australian Government.

It will improve patient journeys and give people better access to care closer to home.

Features include:

  • Two resuscitation bays
  • Four more outpatient consultation rooms and a telehealth space
  • An isolation treatment bay
  • Consultation rooms
  • A new medical records area
  • A new allied health gym
  • Refurbished plaster room
  • An external decontamination shower
  • Additional staff support and storage space
  • Upgraded information and communications technology.