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More beds at the hospital

By johnboy 26 September 2013 1

Chief MInister Gallagher has proudly announced the expansion of the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at Canberra Hospital:

Capacity in the Canberra Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has received a boost following the opening of a new three storey extension to existing clinical space by Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, today.

“This extension to the Canberra Hospital ED and ICU will boost the capacity of available bed spaces by eight in the Emergency Department and seven in the ICU and provide extra floor space for emergency treatments at TCH,” the Chief Minister said.

The ED extension was jointly funded by the Commonwealth Government and the ACT Government with a $3.9 million and $3.6 million injection respectively.

A much better way to improve statistics.

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snoopydoc 6:34 pm 26 Sep 13

More space in ED helps, but more acute beds in the rest of the hospital would help more. The reason you wait too long in ED is because the ED is full. The ED is full because the patients we’ve already seen and decided to admit to hospital have no hospital bed to go to.

Rocket science this is not.

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