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New Emergency Department For WA’s Largest Hospital

Jun 21, 2021

A new Emergency Department at WA’s largest hospital is due to open later this year.

The Hollywood Private Hospital ED is part of a $200 million investment by Ramsay Health Care to provide comprehensive healthcare services at one convenient location in Nedlands.

The $67 million ED project features six levels and three new wards. It will expand the hospital’s capacity to over 900 licensed beds - reinforcing Hollywood’s position as the largest hospital in the State.

Hollywood Chief Executive Officer Peter Mott said the new ED would benefit Perth residents by giving them the option to access timely private emergency care close to home.

“Hollywood’s Emergency Department will be the first private ED north of the river,” Mr Mott said.

Features of the ED include:

  • 13 patient bays, with one being an isolation room
  • Triage reception area with three cubicles
  • A triage assessment room with access from the waiting lounge and the patient care area
  • A resuscitation room in close proximity to the ambulance entry and staff base.
  • A spacious waiting lounge area
  • Central staff base to accommodate up to eight workstations
  • A staff zone including a staff room, doctor’s office and staff lockers
  • Three patient bathrooms including a shower

Works on the ED started in March last year and are being undertaken by builder Georgiou. The development was designed by architect Silver Thomas Hanley.

Mr Mott said the ED development is the final step in a five-year expansion to help cater for the growth in demand for healthcare services in WA.

“Our aim to is provide the best possible health outcomes for patients,” Mr Mott said.

“Hollywood is renowned for our specialist services, such as orthopaedics and urology.

“Our expansion provides state-of-the-art emergency care, cancer treatments and cardiothoracic services.

“Patients will have ease of access to extensive healthcare services all on one campus.”

Recent developments at Hollywood include:

  • The $48 million Hollywood Consulting Centre opened last month. This world class facility brings together a suite of cancer services under one roof, complementing the existing cancer services available at the hospital.
  • A multi-million dollar cardiothoracic theatre was launched in October. The cardiothoracic service and the new ED will mean Hollywood will be a comprehensive facility for heart health, including life-saving bypass and valve replacement surgery.
  • A major expansion of Hollywood Clinic’s mental health services with the opening of the Fenwick Day Unit in May last year.

A new staff carpark is due to be completed in August. The new facility will increase bay numbers by 270 bays.

Mr Mott said the majority patients that present to the new ED can be cared for at Hollywood, including early diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment care.

“Patients who present at the ED with heart problems can be referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon and have access to the latest technology and techniques in our new cardiothoracic theatre,” Mr Mott said.

“Cancer patients will receive integrated cancer care with medical oncologists, haematologists, surgeons, radiologists, specialist nurses and clinical trial researches all at one facility.”

“Patients will also have access to our nursing and allied health services, such as support in the home through Ramsay Connect and physiotherapy with Ramsay Health Plus.”

Ramsay Health Care operates about 50 EDs around the world, including 11 in Australia.