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Emergency Department opening

June 6, 2016

On Tuesday 24 May, the doors to the Eye and Ear’s new Emergency Department were opened to patients and visitors.

A week earlier, the Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, officially unveiled the department which is the first clinical area to be developed as part of the hospital’s overall redevelopment project.

At the event, Emergency Department Director, Dr Carmel Crock, said the new Emergency Department is a more pleasant environment for patients, families, volunteers and staff.

“The new area is filled with natural light, the waiting area and staff base are much larger, there are more consulting rooms and the patient flow will be much more streamlined,” Dr Crock says.

“This will support our clinicians, nursing and clerical staff to provide dedicated patient centred care that will enhance the patient’s experience.”

Photo of Minister Hennessey and Board Chair Sherene Devanesen cutting the ribbon
Minister Hennessy and Eye and Ear Board Chair, Dr Sherene Devanesen, officially opening the new department

Minister Hennessey with five nurses in a new eye examination room
Minister Hennessy with Eye and Ear nursing staff in one of the new eye examination rooms