Director of Emergency, Associate Professor Richard Cracknell, and his first response team recently caught a glimpse of what their significantly expanded space will look like upon completion of the redevelopment project.
The area is at least double the size of the current Emergency Department (ED), with scope for additional services to be included.
The new ED will be housed on the lowest level of the new clinical services building and will feature a series of hospital first services such as state of the art resuscitation bays and dedicated emergency care wards for mental health and aged care patients.
Enhanced services include adult acute, paediatric and short stay areas.
A new medical imaging department will also be delivered, featuring enhanced CT scanning and x-ray technology.
Once delivered and operational, the expanded ED will provide for an additional 50 per cent capacity. Education and training rooms have also been built into the design.