The Childers Hospital is refurbished
New-look emergency ward
CHILDERS Hospital has finished another stage of its ongoing refurbishment, with patients now benefiting from $180,000 of work to the emergency department and an upgrade to the CCTV security system.
The modernisation of the emergency department continues a recent run of capital investment at the hospital that began in December 2013 with the opening of a million-dollar aged services wing to care for elderly members of the community.
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service chief executive Adrian Pennington said the improved Childers emergency department was part of a plan to provide high quality health care to the community.
“The clinical staff at Childers Hospital provide outstanding care in the emergency department, but this refit will create a better work environment, which in turn will improve the experience of patients who present to the emergency department.”
Childers Hospital acting director of nursing Deborah Davis said the upgrade to the CCTV system in the reception, waiting area and outside the front of the hospital had also been completed, enabling staff to check the monitors from the nurses’ desk in the emergency department.
“The renovation and reconfiguration of the emergency department has been welcomed by the staff,” she said.
“The refit has improved our ability to provide safe and effective critical care to our community.
“The staff are thrilled with the new layout.”
EXCITED: Childers Hospital clinical nurse Heather McMahon and acting director of nursing Deborah Davis say the new emergency department will benefit patients.