The $7 million hospital redevelopment in Murray Bridge is now complete.
The new Emergency Department at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital was unveiled yesterday with an official ceremony attended by Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade and Local Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.
Minister Wade said patients presenting to Murray Bridge ED will now be able to receive care in seven new treatment bays and two resuscitation bays - four more bays than previously available.
“The new ED includes dedicated waiting rooms, bathroom facilities, ambulance thoroughfare, improvements to operating theatres, procedure rooms, paediatric treatment bay and new nurse’s station.
“This will ensure we can meet demand while giving patients access to brand new equipment in a modern healthcare setting," Minister Wade said.
Adrian Pederick MP said the new emergency department is a further boost to healthcare for his community.
“We know there has been increased demand for emergency services in the Murray Bridge region and these upgrades are essential to be able to respond to that demand and ensure patients can receive the care they need closer to home,” Mr Pederick said.
Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Champion, said patients, family members and staff will all benefit from access to the upgraded space.
“The upgrades will provide clinicians with the right tools to immediately respond to emergencies and make the best decisions for their patients, including the ability to easily connect with MedSTAR if required," Mr Champion said.
Photos supplied by office of the Hon Stephen Wade MLC