More doctors and nurses for Canberra Hospital Emergency Department

Canberra Hospital is getting more doctors and nurses, providing an essential boost to the timeliness of care in the hospital’s expanding emergency department. An injection of $29 million in additional funding over the next four years will deliver 39 additional staff over the next year, and a total of 54 additional emergency department staff by 2020.

Four new doctors, 24 new nurses, 10 new allied health workers and one new administrative position for the ED will come online within the next few months, with further positions filled over the subsequent three years.

The expanded emergency department will also feature an extra 1000 square metres of floor space and a 30 per cent increase in treatment spaces across a number of new and refurbished areas, as well as three more ambulance bays.