New Short-Stay Unit to Enhance Care at PDH

Thursday, 26 March 2015
A new short stay unit for people attending Portland District Health’s urgent care centre will improve comfort, patient flow and waiting times.

The new unit has been developed to care for people who require observation for up to 24 hours.

Nursing Unit Manager for the Urgent Care Centre, Deb Tozer, said the new unit would provide a comfortable space for observation and care to suitable patients.

We can provide them with the specialist care required while at the same time enhancing the efficiency and patient flow of the urgent care centre, thus reducing waiting times for other patients, Ms Tozer said.

It will be more comfortable for patients as they will be in a specific room attached to the department.

The unit will be suitable for people waiting on the results of tests or needing to remain under observation for up to 24 hours. This could include people who have had an allergic reaction, mild concussions or chest pains.

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