We are happy to announce our new Haemodialysis Unit at Middlemore is now fully open and operational.
The new western side of Scott Haemodialysis Unit at Middlemore Hospital was opened with a blessing on Friday, 14 October before the new space opened to patients the following Monday.
This blessing signified the final stage of the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory and Dialysis Project which has been under construction for the last 18 months.
Amie Hwang, Charge Nurse Manager of Acute Dialysis describes what the expansion and upgrade means for staff and patients.
"Dialysis has quite high demand. This new space means we have increased our capacity and we can accommodate more inpatients and outpatients. It also relieves some pressure on staff which is great.
"The expansion has given us an independent medication room and a sluice room which is really important and much needed.
"For our staff, they love the new staffroom, which we didn't have beforehand. It is nice to be able to sit together at breaks."
The first stage of the project, the Eastern side of the new Dialysis Unit, was opened in June and was in operation while the second stage was being completed.
The project transformed spaces across the ground and first floors of Scott Building with major outcomes being an additional Cath Lab, modern 26 bay Dialysis Unit and new Step Down and Coronary Care Units staff area.
"These positive outcomes could only be achieved through outstanding collaboration, understanding and effort from those involved and effected," says Matthew Brill, Project Coordinator.
Great work from all involved.