The people of the Mornington Peninsula now have more choice when it comes to emergency health care, with the opening today (22 August 2016) of Ramsay Health Care’s Peninsula Private Hospital’s new Emergency Department
The new service will provide around the clock emergency care, along with a 24 hour, seven day a week onsite Ramsay pharmacy.
Highly qualified emergency and critical care trained medical specialists and nurses, together with on call doctors in the fields of cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, general surgery, general medicine, plastic surgery, urology and vascular surgery will support the service. In addition a 24 hour Intensive Care and Cardiac Catheter Lab support is available.
Peninsula Private Hospital CEO Mr Paul Geddes said the new facility offers Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Bayside and surrounding communities better access to emergency care, with minimum wait times, when they need it most.
“This is an exciting addition to the current services we offer as the largest and most advanced private hospital in the region. We will continue to provide the highest quality of private hospital care with the best possible patient outcomes.
“The state of the art emergency department includes fourteen general patient observation and resuscitation bays, a dedicated suite for managing patients with an infectious condition, fully equipped procedure room and purpose built Ambulance Victoria facilities.
“In addition, we have added a further two new overnight medical wards, each comprising thirty private rooms with ensuite facilities to service the anticipated patient demand. Our new 24 hour Ramsay Retail Pharmacy (opening 1 September 2016) will also provide a much needed service to not only our patients but also the general public,” he said.
Director of the new Emergency Department, Dr Barry Chan, said the service would continue to facilitate direct access for cardiac event management – like heart attacks – by taking patients straight to the Catheter Lab when required.
“This service is provided by our Cardiologists and surgeons, who, for many years, have delivered one of the best cardiology services in the State,” he said.