More Prince of Wales Hospital teams on the move

POWH-teams-on-the-move-(1).PNGFollowing the successful moves of clinical teams into the new Acute Services Building (ASB), the focus at Prince of Wales Hospital has shifted to consolidating remaining clinical services into refurbished spaces.

July saw the Renal ward relocate from the Parkes building (9W) to a newly refurbished ward on Level 4 of the Dickinson building, celebrated by the team with an afternoon tea.

The Telestroke service also moved from Parkes Level 9 to Level 0, Campus Centre. This space was the former home of the Operations Centre, which recently moved into the ASB. The team enthusiastically prepared for the move with short notice, taking logistical challenges in their stride, and are now enjoying the new space and central location.

The Parkes 7E ward has temporarily relocated to Dickinson 2 North (D2N) and will now be referred to as Specialty Surgery in readiness for their future move to the ASB. The team worked hard to organise equipment to be relocated and prepare patients for a safe transition to the new space. A collaborative effort between the Specialty Surgery leadership team, Engineering, CERS, removalists and the redevelopment team ensured the new space was ready for patients when they arrived.

The General Rehabilitation ward has now moved back to their home ward on Parkes 1W, following several years of relocations to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response. The rehab patients are loving the newly refurbished space, which boasts a large open plan dining area and spacious corridors where they can practice mobility. The new location is also in close proximity to the physio gym located on the same level.

Within the new ASB, internal fit-out activities for future inpatient units on Level 6 will continue throughout the year.

Did you know? Prince of Wales Hospital hosts the NSW Telestroke Service which delivers timely specialist diagnostics and evidence-based management for acute stroke. More than 20 regional and remote hospitals across the state connect to the NSW TSS specialist stroke physicians via video consultation. Determining a patient's stroke type and treatment options quickly is crucial and can be difficult outside of metropolitan areas. Telestroke removes these geographical barriers and improves outcomes for rural stroke patients, giving them a greater chance of surviving and leading a normal life.