Designs released for kids' emergency department in Geelong
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Hospitals 06 February 2023

Designs released for kids' emergency department in Geelong

Designs for a new $20 million kids’ emergency department at University Hospital Geelong have been revealed. The area has been specially designed to create a calming atmosphere for children.

The designs reveal a child-friendly environment with calming, soft colours and decor to help reduce anxiety in younger patients.

Designed for families

The new dedicated family area will be separated from the general emergency department. It will also mean that more children and young people can be treated.

New features of the emergency department include:

  • 28 extra treatment spaces - including two fast-track beds and eight short-stay beds
  • new treatment rooms and support spaces
  • a separate paediatric triage system
  • a waiting area.

The project is part of the Victorian Government’s investment to deliver specially designed children’s emergency areas in some of the state’s busiest hospitals, including: the Northern, Frankston, Casey and Maroondah hospitals.

Learn more about the University Hospital Geelong children’s emergency department via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 06 February 2023