After many years in the making, Epworth Richmond has celebrated the biggest milestone in the hospital’s redevelopment with the opening of the new Lee Wing, designed to expand treatment spaces and bring critical care departments within easy reach of each other.
The emergency department and 6ES cardiac unit moved to their new Lee Wing locations on Monday 1 February, with Lee Wing theatres also commencing the first cases from 7.30am. ICU followed today, Tuesday 2 February.
It has been a mammoth effort by everyone involved to get to this point with just two weeks to ensure the hospital was ready for opening.
Move day was branded a success and both patients and staff had great things to say about the new spaces. In particular, the new point of care system (watch the video, below) in the Lee Wing and the larger spaces in the emergency department and ICU were a positive topic of discussion.
There is still more to come with three new inpatient units housing neurosciences and orthopaedics opening on the upper floors early in April 2016.
Epworth Richmond Point of Care video