Construction Zones bonus for Emergency Dept by jennyyingdi


									                                                                                                       December 2003

Construction Zones a $10,000                                                     Showground Car Park
                                                                                 Visitors and staff using the

bonus for Emergency Dept
                                                                                 Showground Car Park are advised
                                                                                 that the car park will be closed from
                                                                                 19th December 2003 & will re-open
                                                                                 on 5th January 2004.
Staff in Gosford Hospital’s Emergency Department
will benefit from a recent donation                                              Showground Car Park & the Shuttle
                                                                                 bus to the Showground will continue
                                                                                 to operate from 5th January until the
                                                                                 Multi-Level car park opens at Gosford

                                                                                 Courtesy Bus
                                                                                 The Courtesy Bus route will not
                                                                                 include the Showground Car Park
                                                                                 stop during the Car Park’s closure.

                                                                                 The Courtesy Bus will run to an
                                                                                 amended timetable over the festive

                                                                                 Christmas Eve............0800 - 1630

                                                                                 From Christmas Day to 2nd January 2004
                                                                                 there will be no service available.

                                                                                 Normal service resumes on Monday 5th
                                                                                 January (0600 -1830)
Clinical Stream Manager-Critical Care, Todd McEwan & Area Director of
Emergency Services, David Kirkpatrick take a firm grip on the donation as they                  Thank You
stand on the site of the new Emergency Department
W ho’d have thought that turning parts of Beane and Cape Streets into              A big thank you to staff,
temporary construction zones would provide a $10,000 injection for
                                                                                   visitors and patients for your
                                                                                   assistance and understanding
Gosford Hospital’s Emergency Department.                                           during a very busy year for
The idea to make a donation to Gosford Hospital came about when the                the redevelopment at Gosford
Walter Construction Group entered into discussions with Gosford Council
                                                                                   & Wyong Hospitals.
regarding the levy for the temporary construction zones. Council came
                                                                                   We look forward to an
up with the idea to donate half of the fees to the hospital and the Walter         exciting 2004 as we prepare
Group had just the department in mind.                                             to open major healthcare
                                                                                   services for the community.
Having had to disrupt the Emergency Department earlier in the year to
carry out some additional works the Walter Group were keen for the
                                                                                   Have a safe and healthy
donation to be used to improve the working environment for staff in the
                                                                                   Christmas and holiday season.
department. The donation will be used to fit-out the Emergency
Department with specialist chart trolleys.                                         Capital Development Team
2003 - A Look Back through the Year
                 January                                         June                                           October
l   Child & Family Health officially opens    l   ‘Walter’ the 48m high tower crane is          l   Erina Community Health Centre &
    in Gosford CBD.                               installed at Gosford Hospital.                    After-Hours Surgery opens.
l   Excavation continues at Wyong &           l   Concrete slab for the 50 bed Mental           l   Work continues pouring slabs for the
    Gosford Hospital construction sites.          Health facility at Wyong Hospital is              5-level Gosford Hospital.
                                              l   ‘Display’ wards go on show at Gosford
                                                  & Wyong for staff feedback.
                February                                                                                       November
l   Woy Woy dental clinic officially opens.                                                     l   Gosford Hospital’s Emergency Dept
l   Major contractor Walter Construction                          July                              receives $10,000 boost from the Walter
    Group moves on site at Gosford &          l   Erina Community Health Centre opens.              Group & Gosford Council.
    Wyong as construction phase begins.       l   Pouring of concrete slabs for Wyong &         l   New car park at Wyong Hospital’s
                                                  Gosford Hospitals main buildings                  Emergency Dept. eases access for visitors.
                                                  commences.                                    l   ‘Breaking through’ preparation
                  March                                                                             commences to join old with new at
l   $1 million CT scanner commences                                                                 Gosford Hospital.
                                                                                                l   Exhibition by Fine Arts students
    operations at Wyong Hospital.                               August                              highlights Gosford Hospital staff.
l   Excavation continues at Wyong
    Hospital.                                 l   Arts for Health gallery opens at Wyong
                                                  Hospital with an exhibition of historical
                                                  photos from the Tuggerah Lakes region.
                    April                                                                                      December
l   Work starts on new entrance to                                                              l   Brickwork is completed & roof goes on
    Gosford Hospital’s Emergency Dept.                      September                           l
                                                                                                    new Mental Health facility at Wyong.
                                                                                                    Multi-Level car park at Gosford nears
l   Construction of multi-level car park
                                              l   Concrete slab for the 3rd level of the            the first stage of completion.
    commences at Gosford Hospital.
                                                  new Wyong Hospital is completed.
                                              l   Cardiac Angiography Unit celebrates
                   May                            its first anniversary & 1000th patient.
l   High rainfall waterlogs both
    construction sites.                                                                         l   An exciting year ahead for healthcare
l   Interior & exterior colour schemes                                                              on the Central Coast with major new
    finalised for both hospitals following                                                          facilities opening. Stay tuned!
    staff consultation.

Don’t forget to visit the Staff
                                                                                        The Arts for Health gallery on Level 3 at
                                                                                        Gosford Hospital is currently featuring an
                                                                                        exhibition titled, “Essential Work, Special
                                                                                        People”. The aim of the exhibition is to
                                                                                        highlight some of the hospital’s less well-
                                                                                        known services by focussing on some of the
                                                                                        staff from these areas.
                                                                                        If you’re in the area take a look. If you’re a
                                                                                        staff member you might even recognise a
                                                                                        familiar face.
                                                                                        A joint initiative with the University of
                                                                                        Newcastle’s School of Humanities the
                                                                                        exhibition is part of Central Coast Health’s
                                                                                        Art & Cultural Program aimed at bringing the
                                                                                        benefits of art into healthcare.
                                                                                        The exibition runs until the end of Jan 2004.

 Stephen Wall from Support Services checks out his portrait

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