DANDENONG HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
This new Emergency Department includes over 50 beds and cubicles for the provision of general, acute, geriatric, paediatric and fast track care, together with resuscitation and isolation rooms and a 20 bed short stay and observation unit. The existing Emergency Department will be refurbished to provide a satellite radiology and pathology, social work and addictive medicine departments as well as administrative and support facilities for the new ED. Planning has been based upon the need to integrate the flow of traffic while providing good linkages with adjacent departments, and the zoning of areas into acute, fast track, allied health, short stay and observation. Facilities have also been provided to cater for mental health sector patients.