The Childers Hos­pi­tal is re­fur­bished

New-look emer­gency ward

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.”

PHOTO: JIM ALOUAT

EX­CITED: Childers Hos­pi­tal clin­i­cal nurse Heather McMa­hon and act­ing direc­tor of nurs­ing Deb­o­rah Davis say the new emer­gency depart­ment will ben­e­fit pa­tients.

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