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A NEW nurses’ sta­tion at Monto Hospi­tal is pre­dicted to make visi­ta­tion for pa­tients to the hospi­tal a lot more con­ve­nient.

Nurs­ing di­rec­tor Tra­cie Pat­tie said one of the main changes was the com­bi­na­tion of the nurses’ and ad­min­is­tra­tion sta­tions.

“By hav­ing the two in one place, it will help in­crease work­flow, and also make nurses more avail­able to the pub­lic,” she said.

“There is now in­creased se­cu­rity with the sta­tion be­ing glassed over, and a swipe card en­trance.

“This helps the safety of both pa­tients and staff.”

The fully in­te­grated sta­tion also in­cludes the lat­est tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing a stand-up work sta­tion.

The sta­tion re­vamp took seven weeks to com­plete.

“It’s just giv­ing a new, ef­fi­cient way of work­ing,” Mrs Pat­tie said.

There are more de­vel­op­ments hap­pen­ing at the hospi­tal, with the on-site he­li­pad now un­der con­struc­tion and pre­dicted to be fin­ished in the next three weeks.

It is be­ing ex­panded to meet Civil Avi­a­tion Safety Author­ity’s stan­dards to al­low air­craft to land on it safely.

Dur­ing con­struc­tion, air­craft will still be able to land in Monto, but at a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion.

The he­li­pad is ex­pected to be com­pleted within three weeks.


FA­CIL­ITY OPEN­ING: Thrilled at the new fa­cil­ity open­ing were TWBHHS chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Deb­bie Car­roll, Monto di­rec­tor of nurs­ing Tra­cie Pat­tie and WBHHS ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of nurs­ing Fiona Sewell.

Monto’s he­li­pad will be in­creased in size for safety. Pic­tured in front of the he­li­pad is Alan Will­mott.

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