$19 million will be invested to expand, upgrade and enhance patient experience at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) emergency department (ED) as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
- a new eight-bed Behavioural Assessment Urgent Care Centre to ensure patients behaviourally affected by alcohol and/or drugs are assessed safely without entering the main department
- redesigning the current ED waiting room and triage areas to minimise overcrowding and noise
- relocating the hospital’s main entrance from G Block to E Block, adjacent to the new SCGH Piazza
The funding includes the already-completed new ED five-bed FastTrack area and negative pressure isolation room.
Planning for the upgrade has commenced and construction is expected to start in mid-2021.
For more information see the Charlies’ emergency department set to undergo $19 million upgrade media statement.