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Robina ED expands to include 20 new treatment spaces

Nurse Unit Manager Bruce Morton and Deputy Medical Director Michael Aitken at Robina Emergency Department Expansion

Gold Coast residents visiting Robina Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) will be seen quicker, thanks to a $16.5 million investment in the hospital.

The Robina Hospital expansion adds an extra 20 emergency treatment spaces, bringing the total number of ED treatment spaces to 66.

Designed to work in tandem with the existing ED, these extra spaces are set to care for about 120 patients daily, reducing emergency care wait times and improving patient flow.

The new treatment spaces will focus on less acute injuries and illnesses and ensure the hospital can continue to care for the fast-growing region.

Works also include additional staff workstations and a new location for the transfer unit.

To ensure the high-level care provided in the ED can continue following the expansion, recruitment of around 126 full-time employees is almost complete, this includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals.

Operating around the clock and providing free, walk-in care, the Gold Coast Health expansion will make sure Gold Coast residents have access to high quality healthcare close to home.

Robina Hospital Medical Director Michael Aitken said the additional ED treatment spaces would allow staff to better triage and manage cases according to their urgency, ensuring all patients receive appropriate and timely care.

“The recruitment of an additional 126 full-time employees, including support services, enables the 24/7 operation of the additional 20 treatment spaces," Michael said. 

“It’s a significant step forward in our mission to improve patient outcomes and experiences in our Emergency Department and boosts the number of treatment spaces from 46 to 66.”

This development is part of Gold Coast Health's commitment to enhancing health care services and ensuring the community benefits from accessible, high-quality medical care.

Last updated 17 Apr 2024