Sir Charles Gairdner emergency department to undergo upgrade

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$19 million will be invested for upgrades at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

$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.

Upgrades include:

  • 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.

Page reviewed 10 November 2020