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Latest news: Focus on Endoscopy
A highlight of the Murdoch
redevelopment is the construction of a the largest standalone
Endoscopy Unit south of the river.
Due to open in August this year, the
new unit is located under the existing Day Procedure Unit in the
area previously used as an undercover car park.
The Lower Ground Floor location belies
a light and airy design, which will provide a pleasant working
environment for our caregivers and welcoming area for patients and
In addition to an additional procedure
room (a total of four) the free standing unit will also commence
admitting and recovering their own patients, featuring a dedicated
In addition to existing Endoscopy
caregivers, additional Registered Nurses, graduate Enrolled Nurses
and Patient Care Assistants have been recruited, with more ENs, RNs
and volunteers expected to join the team soon.
The new unit will also feature improved service arm pendants
positioned above the floor directly at the acute point of care
supporting improved patient access.
Rear view at the forefront of
Although from the front doors, there is little evidence of our
redevelopment, however a tour of the back quarter of our campus
reveals incredible change.
From the emergence of the Wexford
Medical Centre as it makes its presence felt on Barry Marshall
Parade, to the lift cores and cranes of the New South Wing, it’s
hard to imagine that less than 3 years ago, this was unused land
and a ring road.
The Theatre, CSSD and ICU expansions
are carefully being curled around the eastern end of the building,
with new cooling towers and plant rooms also underway.
In the lower ground floor, a new home
for Pharmacy is nearly complete, with new Theatre change and
Pastoral Services underway.
On the ground floor, caregivers have
been working alongside our builders as part of a staged approach to
DPU refurbishment as the department is transformed by the new
bright interior designs.
Created with flickr slideshow.
Keeping up to date
In addition to our regular email and printed updates, interested
caregivers, campus users and community can stay in touch with our
redevelopment in a number of ways including:
- Caregiver information display (hospital Lower Ground
- Website: www.sjog.org.au/murdoch/redevelopment
- Flickr Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/sjgh_murdoch
- Twitter: @sjgh_murdoch
- New Pharmacy, Endoscopy, Theatre
seminar and lounge nearing completion.
- DPU refurbishment, Wexford and South
Wing construction continues.