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A multi-million dollar redevelopment of The Alfred’s Eva and Les Erdi Emergency and Trauma Centre will see an increase in patient treatment spaces and double the diagnostic imaging capacity – supporting the growing number of Victorians needing access to urgent care day and night.
With the redevelopment already underway, and building set to continue throughout 2017, patients, carers and other visitors can expect to see plenty of movement in the department.
Director of the Eva and Les Erdi Emergency and Trauma Centre, Dr de Villiers Smit said the fresh design will support better team communication, and maximise patient privacy.
“The centre will include more private treatment spaces – providing greater dignity for our patients – and support the modern way we provide emergency care,” Dr Smit said.
“While some disruption is expected during the build, the centre will remain operational throughout.”
The redevelopment is scheduled for completion early 2018.
The redevelopment will future-proof one of Victoria’s leading emergency departments.
The new Emergency and Trauma Centre will offer a welcoming clinical setting that will not only support the modern way our doctors and nurses work, but will improve the patient experience through a more friendly and clever design.
An additional, and fifth, state-of-the-art trauma bay will support the care of more than 1,200 critically injured trauma patients treated annually.
- Construction is currently focussed on the area beneath The Alfred’s helipad, as the new street entry is created. Current access is via the temporary entrance.
- Work has also begun on preparing the site for the additional MRI machine.