Gladstone Hospital Emergency Department
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, in partnership with the Queensland Government, has opened a new Emergency Department at Gladstone Hospital.
The impressive new facility doubles the total operational capacity in the new ED from 11 treatment spaces up to 22 treatment spaces with extra space available to open when demand requires in the future.
The new ED opened on August 5, with 14 treatment spaces allowing for rapid assessment, resuscitation, an acute zone and two mental health assessment rooms. Short-stay beds will be phased in for patients who require a longer period of observation without needing admission to the general ward.
Other benefits of the new ED include larger, more comfortable waiting areas with more seating, car parking close to the ED and improved pedestrian and wheelchair access via an undercover walkway. A patient drop off zone and disabled parking spaces are conveniently located at the entry to the Emergency Department.
The new building is also the new Main Entry for Gladstone Hospital. Below is a detailed description and map explaining changed access points to Gladstone Hospital.
Fit-for-purpose, the new emergency department was made possible via a commitment of $42 million in funding from the Queensland Government.