Wesley Emergency Centre upgrade makes it Brisbane's largest private emergency department

17-09-2014
THE Wesley Hospital has completed a substantial renovation and expansion of its emergency centre underlining its 20-year commitment to private emergency medicine.
 
Ongoing high demand for the Wesley Emergency Centre has driven the expansion now making it the largest private emergency department in Brisbane.
 
Dr Gavan Doig, Director of Emergency Medicine at The Wesley Hospital said the growth in demand for emergency services at the hospital had well and truly outstripped the prediction made two decades ago.
 
"We now have 19 emergency beds including resuscitation, consultation, paediatric and procedure rooms along with the latest state-of-the-art GE patient monitoring equipment,” Dr Doig said.

“The hospital’s substantial investment to increase capacity is about improving the patient and their relatives’ experience in the centre with increased privacy and greater efficiency,” he said.
 
Dr Luis Prado, Director of Medical Services, said the Wesley's expanded emergency centre was complemented by the hospital's acute and complex medical and surgical services and its extensive range of specialists covering more than 30 specialty areas.
 
"Our emergency centre treats a wide range of patients from paediatric through to geriatric, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiac with excellent backup from the hospital’s inpatient teams. We also handle the myriad of minor injuries and common illnesses seen in all emergency departments,” Dr Prado said.
 
The Wesley Emergency Centre is accessed directly from the hospital's main entrance in Chasely Street. An adjacent X-ray facility and on-site pathology laboratories allow for rapid imaging and pathology results with minimum delays for unwell patients.
 
The Wesley Emergency Centre is staffed by a team of nearly 50 medical and nursing staff including 14 permanent emergency doctors three of whom have worked at the centre since it opened in 1994.
                                                                                                                              
The Wesley Emergency Centre is a fee-for-service facility and patients can claim a proportion of their fee back from Medicare. To contact Wesley Emergency Centre call 3232 7333

For further information or to speak with Dr Gavan Doig please contact Susan Collins, Compass Communications 3839 7605 or 0415 961 621 or email susan@compasscommunications.com.au