Ward 4East opens

Opening Ward 4East

Redcliffe Hospital Executive Director Lexie Spehr (left) and Board Chair Dr Paul Alexander assisted Judith Gill to cut the ribbon and declare the ward open. Judith is a former Redcliffe Hospital ICU nurse whose husband was nursed by staff in DAFU late last year.

A medical ward at Redcliffe Hospital has been reopened following a $5 million refurbishment.

Ward 4East was officially opened today by Metro North Hospital and Health Board Chair, Dr Paul Alexander AO.

The ward comprises a total of 26 beds. Patients will start moving in next month.

Redcliffe Hospital Executive Director Lexie Spehr said today the redeveloped ward will feature single rooms as well as four-bed rooms, which will include ensuites.

“Delirium and Falls Unit (DAFU) patients will be the first to occupy the refurbished ward,” Ms Spehr said.

“The DAFU area has been well designed to allow all patients to be under surveillance at all times by nursing and medical staff.

“DAFU patients are some of the most vulnerable people in our community who have had a deterioration in their ability to think and to look after themselves.

“DAFU in 4East will provide a safe environment as these patients are assessed and treated.”

The $5 million funding to give the ward its make-over is part of the $320 million Queensland Government Backlog Maintenance Remediation Program.

2017-09-13T00:03:10+00:0017 June 2015|
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