The team at St John of God Murdoch Hospital have been working hard this year to reduce the time you are waiting to see a triage nurse.
We know that when there is a family emergency, finding your way to an Emergency Department (ED) and knowing what to expect when you arrive can be stressful! Let’s go behind-the-scenes at St John of God Murdoch Hospital to help you know what your ED visit will entail.
The reason most of us end up in an emergency department (ED) is because we’re in pain. In fact, up to 75% of us present to ED some level of pain. Often, when a patient arrives in pain, he or she is given the most appropriate painkiller. This can vary from paracetamol and anti-inflammatories, to … Continue reading Acupuncture – alongside, not instead of
Patients have voted Murdoch Private Hospital Emergency as the top private emergency department in Australia for the second year running. Both in 2013 and 2014, the department was ranked the best compared with other private departments of a similar size in an annual survey by global health organisation surveyors, Press Ganey. Director Emergency Medicine Paul Bailey says the score is the result of … Continue reading Patients give emergency department top score again
St John of God Health Choices provides Hospital in the Home (HITH) care to patients admitted directly from Murdoch Hospital’s Emergency Department. This type of care provides choice for patients, alleviates hospital demand and provides equal clinical outcomes to inpatient care. Introduction of the service means that for suitable patients, nurses deliver treatments in the … Continue reading Home care from emergency