When arriving at the hospital ED you will first enter the triage area. At this point you will be assessed by a nurse and the clerical staff will gather some information from you. You will then wait for an available location that best suits your clinical needs.
The length of time you will wait does vary depending on the urgency of your clinical needs, the area you are allocated to and the current demands on that area. While you are waiting the triage team is available to answer any queries you may have, and can also reassess you if your condition changes during this time.
During your stay you may be seen by a number of different ED team members who all work together to collectively meet your health care needs.
Please remember that some patients may require time critical care to prevent deterioration and these patients will be seen and treated as a priority by our team.