On Wednesday the 16th of April the Emergency Department at Murwillumbah District Hospital will re-open its doors after receiving a $1 million expansion and upgrade.
Previously comprised of 5 beds the department will now provide 12 beds for patients requiring emergency medical care. The floor space has been increased by 40% to incorporate a new nurse’s station, treatment bays, a resuscitation area and clean and dirty utility rooms. The new layout of the department allows staff at the nurse’s station to clearly see each patient bed, increasing the security for both patients and staff. The placement of the nurse’s station will also improve visibility to the patient treatment bays.
The expansion and upgrade of facilities was undertaken to meet the increased demand for emergency beds as well as providing much needed space for new medical procedures that were not catered for in the original design.
MDA Consulting Engineers were engaged by the Northern NSW Local Health District to provide the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and medical gasses engineering services.