St George’s Hospital honored with Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards | County Chief of St George and Sutherland


St George’s Hospital won the award for best hospital redevelopment at the second edition of the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards.

The award honored and recognized the efforts and achievements of the project team, including the fact that the new state-of-the-art Acute Care Services building has improved patient outcomes and hospital efficiency.

The redevelopment allowed the hospital to implement cutting-edge technology, services to the community increased, and construction was completed in an actual hospital environment, six months ahead of schedule and $ 30 million below. budget.

Chief Executive Officer Leisa Rathborne said the redevelopment has dramatically improved models of care for patients.

“The redevelopment of the hospital took place in a challenging environment just above a fully functioning emergency department,” she said.

“The team handled this extremely well and produced a number of Australian healthcare firsts. Some examples include patient lift suspensions installed in the intensive care unit, which eliminated the need to install ceiling tracks. By integrating the lift into the suspension system, there was a reduction in manual handling injuries.

“In addition, cleanroom technology has been introduced in movie theaters allowing integrated room lighting on the sterile field. This allowed for better contamination control and faster installation time.

“The whole team needs to be recognized for coming together and achieving great results – from the exceptional hospital staff to Johnstaff Project Managers, Health Infrastructure, to Mutliplex and Wilhelm builders who have installed some of the amazing technologies.”

St George’s Hospital is also a finalist for the 2019 HESTA Awards in Australian Nursing and Midwifery. They are in the running for the Team Excellence Award, the winners of which were announced on May 9.


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