NSLHD News November 4 2022

Clare Skinner, Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, Nick Cockrell, Member for Ku- ring-gai Alister Henskens, Emily Lyons, Member for Hornsby Matt Kean.

Official opening of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Hornsby Hospital has been officially opened following its $265 million redevelopment. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, Treasurer and Member for Hornsby, Matt Kean, and Minister for Skills and Training, Minister for

ED physician Dr Clare Skinner and nurse unit manager Nick Cockrell led the ministers on a tour of the ED, which also boasts a new ambulance bay, improved waiting areas and expanded resuscitation bays. Interim Chief Executive Lee Gregory said it was a proud day for staff, many who live and work in the community. “As chief executive and formerly the general manager of Hornsby Hospital, I am very proud of what has been achieved by our redevelopment team, Health Infrastructure, the building and project management teams and all of the hospital staff, who were integral to the design of this building which has our patients at the heart of the design,” Lee said. “The hospital has been part of the community since 1933 and it has been very much a hospital for the community: with local volunteers, staff who have grown up in the area, had their babies here and the community who have for many decades raised funds to support the hospital.” The hospital has just opened the doors to a new dental service, as well as renal dialysis.

Science Innovation and Technology and Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens toured the new emergency department (ED) which is three times the size of the previous ED. Unveiling the plaque, Mr Hazzard commended staff who had to endure multiple moves to allow for the redevelopment, under the cloud of COVID-19. “The new emergency department is three times the size of the previous ED and has purpose-built isolation rooms for patients who may be infectious, as well as a separate emergency unit for children,” Mr Hazzard said. “The entire facility is world-class – from the entrance to the new outpatients department, intensive care unit and the first public hospital robotic pharmacy in Australia.” Perioperative Nurses Week Royal North Shore Hospital staff recently celebrated nurses during Perioperative Nurses Week. The theme this year was wellness and self-care with a number of activities held throughout the week. Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Operating Theatres Rebecca Fox said the team had great fun celebrating. “In keeping with the theme, we held pilates, stretching and core strength classes before work, and practiced a mindfulness session one afternoon,” she said. “We also ran a number of competitions – ‘match the theatre shoes with the wearer’ and ‘can you guess how many sutures are in the bag?’”

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