Boasting almost three times the floor space of the old emergency department (ED), Hornsby’s new ED has been built for the future.
As staff come to learn the new layout, patients are enjoying the modern features and new waiting areas which include charging stations and improved seating.
As part of the hospital’s $265 million redevelopment, the emergency department underwent a refurbishment and was expanded to meet the needs of the local community in the future.
There are separate, and larger, clinical zones including the resuscitation bays, short-stay unit and paediatrics.
The ED has retained the same entry but the ambulance bay has changed along with traffic conditions.
Staff have welcomed the larger communal dining areas and the offices and there is improved flow to the medical imaging department for clinicians.