The Emergency Department (ED) at Joondalup Health Campus currently provides a 24-hour emergency service to over 90,000 patients per year making it one of Perth’s busiest ED’s.
The new and expanded $29 million Emergency Department was opened in February 2011 by WA Premier Colin Barnett.
The new ED houses 56 patient bays – an 86 per cent increase on the previous department. These include 30 adult treatment bays, a 12-bed emergency admission area for patients requiring observation, an 11-bed paediatric treatment and observation area and three resuscitation bays including a combined adult and paediatric resuscitation bay.
Other facilities in the new ED include a class 5 negative pressure isolation room for infectious patients and external decontamination showers reflecting the hospital’s role as a designated disaster management site.