Canning Times - - PERTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL -­mu­ni­ d483471

■ On Sun­day, June 10, the doors at Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal will close and the emer­gency depart­ment at PCH will open at 7am. Be­tween 70 to 90 pa­tients will be moved from PMH to PCH on the day. PCH is a 298-bed hos­pi­tal with clin­i­cal, re­search and ed­u­ca­tion fa­cil­i­ties. ■ The new emer­gency depart­ment is 88 per cent big­ger than PMH with 23 acute care bays, three re­sus­ci­ta­tion bays, 11 short-stay beds, eight con­sul­ta­tion rooms and two treat­ment rooms. ■ PCH has ca­pac­ity for 12 op­er­at­ing the­atres - a 50 per cent in­crease from PMH.

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