Buderim Private Hospital ED reaches milestone

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The Buderim Private Hospital Emergency Centre has treated more than 5000 patients in its first year.

Celebrating the centre’s first anniversary recently, hospital general manager Karen Clark said the $3 million facility had been well supported by the Sunshine Coast community.

“Patient feedback has consistently confirmed that our emergency centre has been able to deliver on our promise of providing specialist emergency care by experienced doctors with little, to no wait time,” Mrs Clark said.

“We have worked hard to ensure our emergency centre patients receive the quality one-on-one care that Buderim Private Hospital is renowned for.

“I am extremely proud of our team for their hard work during the past 12 months, which has made a difference to the lives of so many and ensured our growing Sunshine Coast community has options of where to seek emergency healthcare.”

Dr Michael Natale, medical director of the emergency centre, said the centre had treated a wide range of patients in 12 months.

“Every emergency is important and we are able to assist anyone with time-critical medical issues and provide high quality treatment and care,” Dr Natale said.

“We value our patients’ wellbeing and know that emergencies can cause a major disruption to your life.

“We are available 24/7 to treat every kind of illness and injury and get you home to your loved ones as soon as possible.”

He added medical staff had treated patients dealing with everything from injuries on the sporting field, to chest pain and palpitations, and accidents in the home or in the workplace.

The emergency centre presentation fee is inclusive of the specialist consultation, as well as the necessary x-rays and blood tests.

Concession rates are available, including for children under the age of 17, and there are no out-of-pocket fees for eligible DVA and WorkCover patients.

To acknowledge the anniversary, the hospital chaplain will offer thoughts, prayers and blessings to those who visit and work in the facility.

The emergency centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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