Finley Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) upgrade is one step closer with a sod turning ceremony on Thursday 26 April 2018 at 11am.

Member for Murray Austin Evans said the upgrade and streamlining of work spaces will greatly enhance the ability of local doctors, nurses and paramedics to provide state-of-the-art services for local residents.

“The $907,000 upgrade will realign the ambulance entry and the ED to be closer to the acute ward,” Mr Evans said.

“The improvements will also provide more security to the ED including triage, treatment and the Mental Health Emergency Consultation Service.

The improvements will deliver:

  • One resuscitation bay and triage room directly from the waiting area.
  • Consulting room for Mental Health Emergency Consultation Service (MHECS) with telehealth equipment
  • Reconfiguration of the staff station and administration area to improve view of the ED and waiting area
  • Upgraded patient waiting area with improved security/access to toilet facilities
  • New access road for ambulance entry and covered ambulance parking bay
  • New main hospital entry and footpath to public car park/nearby buildings
  • Improved storage in the emergency department

The improvements will also provide more security to the ED including triage, treatment and the Mental Health Emergency Consultation Service (MHECS).

Joss Group has won the tender to build the new ED following a rigorous tender process.

Site fencing and construction signage has already been installed.

Mr Evans said the upgrade was expected to be completed later this year.