When it opens in October this year, the department will provide:
- expanded treatment areas to improve patient flow
- 2 fast track zones, one for adults and the other for paediatrics
- 5 resuscitation bays
- acute hall with 34 treatment spaces
- an Emergency Medical Unit
- relocation of Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre
- satellite imaging
- expanded waiting and triage
- 8 space off-street ambulance drop off zone
- potential for additional storeys to be added in future redevelopment stages.
Joining Mr Flowers on the tour were Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Member for Oatley Mark Coure, who all also visited the hospital’s maternity unit to open a $27,000 infant resuscitation cot. The cot will provide vital care to newborns experiencing problems after birth.
Other major hospital redevelopments underway across Sydney include: Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital ($324 million), Campbelltown Hospital ($139 million) and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital ($120 million).