NSLHD News December 17 2021

(Left to right): Hornsby Hospital Director of Nursing and Midwifery Drew Hilditch-Roberts, Director of the Emergency Department Dr Andrew Brown, first patient to the new ED, ED NUM Rosalyn Ferguson, Hornsby Hospital General Manager Simon Hill

Hornsby Hospital’s new emergency department opens Boasting almost three times the floor space of the old The ED has retained the same entry but the

As part of the hospital’s $265 million redevelopment, the emergency department underwent a refurbishment and was expanded to meet the needs of the local community in the future. There are separate, and larger, clinical zones including the resuscitation bays, short- stay unit and paediatrics.

emergency department (ED), Hornsby’s new ED has been built for the future. As staff come to learn the new layout, patients are enjoying the modern features and new waiting areas which include charging stations and improved seating.

ambulance bay has changed along with traffic conditions. Staff have welcomed the larger communal dining areas and the offices and there is improved flow to the medical imaging department for clinicians.

Research leadership honoured The Director of the Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre Professor Margaret Fry has received a prestigious quality care based on the best available evidence. “This award directs

University of Technology Sydney award celebrating research excellence. The Dean of the Faculty of Health presented the award, recognising an outstanding commitment to innovation, excellence, leadership and teamwork. Professor Fry said she is proud to have received the award especially after such an extraordinary year. “2021 has been a challenging year for all health workers as we responded to the changing needs of our community,” she said. “Despite the hurdles, I’ve worked with our nursing and midwifery colleagues to provide the highest possible

the spotlight to our nursing and midwifery research leadership and our contribution to practice change.

“The NSLHD Nursing and Midwifery research program is extensive and our centre supports clinicians to improve the care our patients receive through evidence- based practice change. “I’m tremendously proud of this award as it recognises excellence in leadership through research training, mentorship, collaboration and consultation. “The award also highlights

Professor Margaret Fry

the contribution to the development of research expertise, enhanced patient care, and innovation in nursing and midwifery. “This approach aligns with the strategic goals of both the university and NSLHD and will ensure our community consistently receives the very best care.”



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