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Emergency Department

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We are a 48 bed Emergency Department split over two campuses at Campbelltown Hospital (40 beds) and Camden Hospital (8 beds). We provide emergency care to patients 24 hours a day, seven days per week. On average, Campbelltown Hospital Emergency Department has 159 presentations per day and Camden has 36 presentations per day.

The Emergency Department team aim to provide our community with a high standard of equitable emergency care.

 
Our Values are
  • Patient Centred Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are part of the South Western Sydney Local Health District that includes Liverpool Hospital, Bankstown Hospital, Bowral Hospital and Fairfield Hospital as well as other community facilities. We have a close academic relationship with the University of Western Sydney supporting students of Nursing, Allied Health and Medicine training

The Campbelltown Hospital Campus is due for expansion and currently undergoing significant planning re-development. Details on the redevelopment can be found here.

Camden is a self-presenting service only with no ambulance attendances. Some patients at Camden may require a higher level of service and require transfer to Campbelltown or other specialist health facility.

Campbelltown is the major Emergency Service for the Macarthur area – The majority of services required are located at Campbelltown. There are specialised services for patients located in other areas of the Local Health District.

Emergency Staff Specialists - Senior Medical Staff that rotate through the Hospitals of SWSLHD.

Career Medical Officers (CMOs) - some of our current staff of CMOs and those we may employe into the future – are specialists from Sri Lanka undergoing further / specialised training here in Australia to gain experience and share specialised knowledge here.

Nurse Practicitioners - Registered nurses with registration and legal authority to assess, diagnose and treat / admit / discharge patients presenting to the ED.

Administration officers - Ask questions relating to current details of address, contact and GP. The administrative staff complete paperwork for admission or discharge.

Emergency Department Support Officers (EDSOs) - provide clinical support to the ED-and will assist with the transfer of patients to other services and departments.

Allied Health and Other Clinical Staff - We have regular access and service from physiotherapists, social workers, pharmacists and clinicians from other services such as mental health liaison and drug and alcohol liaison.

Cleaning Staff - Maintain the strict standards of hygiene.

The Emergency Service is overseen by the Co-Directors and supported by our Medical Officers. Nursing services within the department are lead by the Nurse Manager, who is supported by Nurse Unit Managers, a Clinical Nurse Consultant and two Clinical Nurse Educators. Other nursing staff have varying levels of expertise comprising of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses. We also support nursing students from several Universities and local TAFE’s who contribute to the services we provide.

 

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Last Updated: 22 February, 2013
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