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The Short Stay Unit has already made a difference to the management of patients through the system.

03 March 2020

Works to expand the emergency department at the Calvary Public Hospital Bruce are nearly complete.

Eight additional beds are now open in the Short Stay Unit, including four equipped for the treatment of children.

Another 14 treatment spaces for a 'fast track' service and an expanded triage and reception area will open soon.

The Short Stay Unit has already made a fundamental difference to the management of patients through the system.

The unit allows further investigations to take place for patients who have come through the emergency department and may need further treatment after their triage and initial assessment.

The Unit is designed for patients who are expected to be treated and cared for in less than 24 hours.

Patients in this Unit receive on-going assessment, treatment, observation and reassessment after being initially cared for in the Emergency Department.

In some cases, the results of the observations will indicate that a patient should be admitted to the hospital under a specialist team.

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