Plans for PHC ED upgrade unveiled
Aug 07, 2019
The Premier the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, the Minister for Health the Hon. Roger Cook MLA and local members Robyn Clarke MLA and David Templeman MLA have visited Peel Health Campus (PHC) to unveil plans for the upgrade to the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED).
The Premier was joined by the WA Minister for Health, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Ramsay Health Care Australia Chief Executive Officer, Danny Sims, and other dignitaries on a tour of the ED to see first-hand the planned improvements.
Work on the ED upgrade will get underway early next year and will include an expansion of the current waiting room and a reconfiguration of the triage area to improve patient privacy and comfort, and to facilitate early senior medical review.
A new fast-track ambulatory area and an additional seven short stay beds will help improve patient flow, while new holding bays will be built to enhance privacy for patients waiting to be admitted.
Health Minister Roger Cook said the refurbishment of the ED would “optimise the use of Peel Health Campus and sustain the provision of high quality patient care”.
“It will help our health staff who already do a wonderful job better provide care and attention to our patient’s need,” the Minister said.
Newly appointed PHC Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Tome, said the upgrades would provide a more comfortable patient experience for the 43,000 patients who present to the hospital’s ED every year.
“Not only will the upgrade improve patient flow, and in turn, efficiency, it will enhance patient confidentiality and privacy, and improve overall patient comfort and satisfaction,” Mr Tome said.
In addition to these works, a 225 bay car park expansion is now underway at PHC and is due for completion by November 2019.
The car park project forms part of a $4.4 million investment by the WA Government, which also includes an improved nurse call system, increased security systems and a range of building maintenance projects.