NEW NURSES STATION FOR MONTO
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.