WESTMEAD EMERGENCY RECOGNISED FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
“It is great to see the $5 million emergency department upgrade has delivered significant improvements in patient outcomes” said Geoff Lee MP, Member for Parramatta.
“Most notably the percentage of patients who leave the emergency department within four hours reaching a record 73.7% in December, up from 34% in March 2011,” said Mr Lee.
Geoff was delighted to join the Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner MP, Granville MP, Tony Issa and Dr Matthew Vukasovic, Head of Emergency Medicine at Westmead Hospital to recognise the hospital’s recent achievements.
“Westmead Hospital staff does a stellar job. The emergency department treats more than 63,000 emergency patients a year and has coped well with substantial increases in both the number of ambulances and patients presenting for treatment” said Geoff.
“The NSW Government is also continuing its commitment with the investment of $1 million for the planning of what will be the most significant redevelopment of Westmead Hospital for 35 years,” said Geoff.
“This is great news for the local community as well as future generations that will benefit from a well-planned and comprehensive upgrade of the hospital” Mr Lee said.
Upgrade activities will start next year with the first stage of planning finalised by late 2014.