The Emergency Department is dynamic in its approach to technology. It is fully computerised and includes the latest digital imaging and information technologies.
The department is made up of the following areas:
All patients are registered in the department upon their arrival in the smart purpose-built reception area at the entrance to the building.
A triage nurse assesses patients on arrival to the Emergency Department. There are two entrances to the department of which one is for walking patients and one is for patients brought in by ambulance.
The Emergency Room has four fully equipped bays to provide emergency care for patients requiring resuscitation or urgent intervention. It also has X-ray facilities and a designated paediatric resuscitation bay.
The assessment area
This area has 16 cubicles for the management of patients whose condition requires them to be examined and treated on a stretcher or a comfortable chair.
Paediatric assessment area
The department has a dedicated children’s area to segregate children from adults and allow for them to be cared for in appropriate surroundings. It has a play area that provides a facility to observe children as well as keeping them amused and reducing their anxiety.
The Emergency Department has CCTV and all members of staff are equipped with a bleep, which can be activated if he or she feels under threat. The Trust has adopted a zero tolerance policy and takes action against any person who is found to be threatening or violent towards members of staff.