JMC Architects is the Principal Consultant for the Cairns Hospital, Emergency Department Alterations and Additions. The CHHHS has identified several infra structure limitations of the Emergency Department which affect patient flow and bed blockages. This project successfully developed opportunities within the existing floor space to implement immediate improvements to patient flow. These planning improvements included: The existing short stay treatment refurbished as a consult room. The reception and triage areas refurbished to allow for a dedicated staff station for ambulance triage to improve surveillance of incoming patients. The Short Stay Patient area refurbished to include a further 6 patient bays, patient showers and toilets and additional short stay reception, hot spot stations. A new behavioural assessment room and emergency bay shower adjacent the ambulance entry. A Fast Track reception, waiting and consult rooms provided to improve patient flow to Short Stay patient area. The development is staged with construction processes to ensure no reduction in treatment spaces. The Hospital is a 24/7 facility with the Emergency Department to remain funcitonal during the construction period.
Cairns Hospital Emergency Department,
165-171 The Esplanade, Cairns.