A landmark hospital upgrade has begun which will transform the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) Emergency Department into the biggest ED in the state.
The job-creating expansion is part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $86 million Southern Health Expansion Plan.
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The expanded ED includes up to an additional 30 treatment spaces so the hospital is better equipped to meet growing demand - assisting to reduce ambulance ramping and ease pressure on EDs across the State.
The expansion also includes more ‘resus bays’, an expansion of the short stay unit, and a complete refurbishment of the paediatric ED sub-unit.
We are not only building what matters, we are backing it up with more doctors and nurses. In October last year, an additional nine emergency doctors were recruited to FMC. Twelve beds in the Emergency Extended Care Unit (EECU) have also come online - doubling its previous capacity.
The FMC Emergency Department will remain operational while work is underway, with plans to minimise interruptions to service delivery in place.