Boost for Casey emergency department

Works are now underway to deliver a temporary expansion to Casey Hospital’s emergency department capacity.

This boost to capacity comes in the lead-up to an expected increase in demand over the winter months and will involve the construction of patient bays installed in specially-designed ‘cubes.’

These demountable units will be located adjacent to the emergency department, with a covered link for easy access between the units and the emergency department.

The facilities in the demountable units include:

  • Emergency bays
  • Negative airflow rooms
  • Dirty Utility, Clean Utility
  • Staff base
  • Nurse station
  • Employee break room
  • Bathrooms

There is no reduction in car parking availability for employees because of this project, as an alternative car park is now being used adjacent to St John of God Hospital.

Wayfinding signs and traffic control measures are now in place to ensure employees and visitors are able to find a car park and walk safely to Casey Hospital.

Construction is expected to run through until late June, with commissioning and employee orientation programs to commence at a later date.

 

Approved by Anna Laird, Director, Capital and Infrastructure


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