The Emergency Department Expansion
The ED development has increased its size by more than 50% and now provides specific clinical rooms which facilitate the introduction of new treatments and processes, such as procedural sedation of children, and ‘fast-tracking’ of patients with minor injuries in order to keep waiting times to a minimum. Without your generosity this would not have been possible. Thank you so much for all of your support.
“I want to thank everyone who helped us build this vital extension,” Dr. Ronan O’Sullivan said. “This wonderful new facility is really about treating our children with the basic respect and dignity they deserve. Unhappy events in childhood can have a long standing effect physically and emotionally. A society’s maturity and enlightenment is measured by how well we look after the most vulnerable. Now, thanks to our amazing donors, we can stand proud that we are doing everything we can to ensure we treat these children to the best standards, so they have the simple but vital right to great care, the right to not waiting for hours in distress, the right to privacy and the right to dignity. This new facility delivers all that: central monitoring of children’s vital signs, faster treatment, better training for staff, the ability to do procedures we could never do before.”
“We’re passionate about giving the best care to children,” Deirdre Mills, Senior Clinical Nurse Manager at the Emergency Department, said. “No one goes to work with the intention of keeping some patients waiting up to 6 hours. We’ve been examining every single aspect of a patient’s journey through our Emergency Department and making improvement after improvement to every stage. Thanks to you we can deliver a better service with this larger space and better facilities. This new extension means we can treat children in a timely manner and have quality time to give them and their parents. We have a dedicated neo-natal resuscitation area with specialised equipment for tiny infants. We can perform vital procedures. We will have the time to educate parents to treat their child at home themselves – freeing up the Emergency Department, reducing admissions to hospital and keeping beds free. Children can be treated better, quicker and can go home sooner. A big thank you to all the donors who made this possible!”