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First Net (EMR) going live in July – what EMR Phase 2.1 means for ED

The Western Health EMR Phase 2.1 project will Go-Live in July 2023, bringing a new system for the Emergency Department (FirstNet) and changing the way we deliver Best Care at our EMR sites. It is an exciting time for the organisation, with the EMR expansion the result of many years of input and planning from clinicians and administration staff across Western Health to ensure it meets our high standards of patient safety and care.

February 20, 2023

Williamstown Sunshine Footscray

Digital Health will be at FHED & SHED to discuss training and support

As preparations for the EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live continue, the Digital Health Team are visiting Western Health Emergency Departments to discuss training opportunities. These visits commenced in February, and involve the Digital Health Team visiting the Emergency Departments to answer questions from staff about the EMR, provide assistance with signing up for WeLearn packages and Super User training, or answer general EMR queries.

February 20, 2023

Sunshine

Behaviour Assessment Unit (BAU) - Frequently Asked Questions

Please access the BAU Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on unitED, based on Guided Orientation staff feedback.

June 21, 2022

Footscray

FHED - Winter Demand Model of Care

Commencing today, an additional six 'Blue Side' cubicles will be open at the Footscray Hospital Emergency Department (FHED) between 0700 - 2130. Click here to find out more about the FHED Winter Model of Care.

June 15, 2022

Sunshine

BAU, The Hub: Training and Orientation - Final Staff Webinar This Thursday

ED Leadership have organised hosted webinars as part of Training and Orientation for SHED Staff to the new MHAOD Accommodations (BAU and The Hub), Our fourth and final webinar is this Thursday the 9th of June from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. Please attend to hear all about our new ways of working in SHED, and ask any questions you may have to our expert panel.

June 06, 2022

Sunshine

BAU, The Hub: Training and Orientation - Staff Webinar #3 This Thursday

ED Leadership have organised hosted webinars as part of Training and Orientation for SHED Staff to the new MHAOD Accommodations (BAU and The Hub), Our third webinar is this Thursday the 2nd of June from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. Please attend to hear all about our new ways of working in SHED, and ask any questions you may have to our expert panel.

May 30, 2022

Sunshine

BAU, The Hub Training and Orientation - Staff Webinar #2 This Thursday

ED Leadership have organised hosted webinars as part of Training and Orientation for SHED Staff to the new MHAOD Accommodations (BAU and The Hub), Our second webinar is this Thursday the 26th of May from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. Please attend to hear all about our new ways of working in SHED, and ask any questions you may have to our expert panel.

May 26, 2022

Williamstown Sunshine Footscray

Don't Forget Your Flu Vax

Time to get your flu vax! Click here to find out more about Western Health's 2022 Influenza Prevention Program.

May 18, 2022

Sunshine

BAU, The Hub Training and Orientation - Staff Webinar This Thursday

As part of Training and Orientation for SHED Staff to the new MHAOD Accommodations (BAU and The Hub), ED Leadership have organised hosted webinars. Our first webinar is this Thursday the 19th of May from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. Please attend to hear all about our new ways of working in SHED, and ask any questions you may have to our expert panel.

May 16, 2022

Sunshine

Revamping the Ambulance Victoria Offload Model of Care at SHED

We are implementing changes to the way we manage the arrival of Ambulances at SHED

May 01, 2022

recognisED

recognisED, is our peer to peer recognition project.

In 2021, we aim to record 1000 individual incidents of peer to peer recognition. Please visit the recognisED page to learn more about how you can get involved.

Footscray

Who has been nominated from Footscray ED. Click here to change the recognition feed below.

Sunshine

Who has been nominated from Sunshine ED. Click here to change the recognition feed below.

Williamstown

Who has been nominated from Willimastown ED. Click here to change the recognition feed below.

Latest Nominees

Always approachable and helpful, ready to teach junior staff, takes initiative, and helps keep the department flowing. Avinesh is a super valuable team member. Thanks!

Avinesh Babu, Footscray

Zahra slogged away through a busy shift (15/4) and supported the consultants by independently moving her patients along and popping up to clarify specific points of concern and need. Well done

Zahra Houston, Footscray

After a long day in charge of the shift, a critically unwell infant was brought into the department. Nick stayed well beyond his allotted shift to help me stabilise the patient for PIPER transfer. Without his help, and ultrasound expertise, we might have had a very different outcome.

NIcholas Erskine, Footscray

big congrats to bec on her very own solo shift in the department as in charge, rebecca was very approachable to all staff both junior and senior and was able to have a smooth shift

rebecca ball, Footscray

Lauren was very helpful and approachable when undertaking a new and short role as NUM last week. Lauren managed to approach all staff with a calm and caring manner whilst utilising the western health cares values . well done lauren!

lauren hopkins, Footscray

Izzy has adapted and was the very first "front of house" this week. She used her clinical skills and knowledge to perform this role well!

izzy dale, Footscray

Always helpful when discussing patients with him (especially the case for the complex ones), clearly cares about the patients, and communicates impression and plans to the ED team so we know what is happening with the patient as well.

Alex Tucker (geriatrician), Footscray

Vince thrives at triage he thinks critically and allocates pts effectively. well done Vince!

vince lao, Footscray

Alicia did a great job at starting her InCharge within the main department, she was able to effectively communicate with all staff and keep the department calm, cool and collected. well done Alicia!

alicia kane, Footscray

Alicia has just started doing shifts as NIC in the main department, she is approachable and always available to answer questions. GO ALICIA!

alicia kane, Footscray

when Sarah works in triage she is able to think critically for the sick patients around her and suggest ideas and plans with doctors in charge. Sarah always knows what is going on with her patients and can rely it back at any time with other nurses

sarah chadwick, Footscray

Vince always effectively communicates with his NIC and other staff members. On a busy triage shift he keeps cool calm and collected throughout and isn't afraid to ask for help. keep it up Vince!

vince lao, Footscray

Steph is always a delight to be on shift with, however tonight went above and beyond to ensure her patients family was well informed and emotionally supported. She took time to provide care to both the patient and family in a difficult and emotional time. We are so lucky to have such an asset in our team.

Stephanie Matejka, Footscray

Dave was a massive help in resus yesterday, coming to help us out when we were under the pump and making sure we were all able to get to break. Thanks for your support and ever-positive attitude!

Dave Nguyen, Footscray

Kate spent the majority of her shift helping us out in resus during a very busy shift with high acuity. Thanks for your hard work Kate!

Kate Edwards, Footscray

One of our department quiet achievers, Christian works extremely hard to deliver the best care possible to his patients. You will never see him sitting, he's always helping his colleagues or restocking. He has a wealth of knowledge and is an asset on night shift when things get chaotic!

Christian Villanueva, Footscray

Charli was able to calmly and professionally deal with a busy night shift at triage, when there was an influx of critically unwell patients. She performed CPR in the waiting room and achieved ROSC as they were being wheeled into resus, and then went straight back to work without any fuss. Thank you Charli, literally a life saver!

Charli Kelly, Footscray

Lauren is a very attentive educator, she continuously goes out onto the floor and wants to help the resus and cubicle staff. Lauren has a kind caring manner about her and wants to help everyone! well done lauren

lauren schembri, Footscray

wanting to commemorate melissa on her hard work whilst working in bus stop (R123) she is a dedicated nurse who helps triage nurses by getting her patients every time and bring them into the department. melissa also manages to look after her patients in a kind and caring manner throughout even a busy shift! keep it up mel!

melissa galea, Footscray

Kate is always approachable in every aspect at work. she talks to patients in a kind manner and helps answer questions by any staff both junior and senior.

kate edwards, Footscray

matt is a hard worker who also goes out of his way to help others within the department, he has recently become resus orientated and is working hard to be a future senior nurse. well done matt!

matt rogers, Footscray

Francene is the most enjoyable person to work with! she is always willing to help out and recently used her translation skills to help a confused patient. she is a great nurse to have within this department

Francene Attard, Footscray

Dr Emily is always willing to help both doctors and nursing staff, if there is a batt call she is always first in to help find out the story and create a plan for the patient, to reach the best possible health outcome. Thanks for working so hard!

Dr emily soh, Footscray

Colin was smashed with 15 surgical referrals from ED during his shift today and took each of them politely and patiently. He worked his hardest to see as many as he could at the expense of being able to take a proper break, including a complex thoracics patient who needed to go to theatre. He was collaborative and receptive to ED staff. Thank you Colin!

Colin Choi - Surg reg, Footscray

Emily is a friendly staff member who always helps pts, nurses and doctors! she continues to thrive during each busy shift and maintains a positive manner

emily mason, Footscray

Andrew is a new triage new that started this week and has managed to use his critical thinking skills to categorize patients in the right category. He is calm and approachable at triage and already thinking about KPI

andrew long, Footscray

Josie is always approachable when she is either in charge or a nurse on the floor, she works hard both independently or as part of a team. good job Josie!

Josie bailey, Footscray

Prompt, flexible, collaborative and patient-focused response to septic shock due to septic arthritis. Great teamwork!

The FH Orthpaedic Team, Footscray

For flexibility, effective communication and clinical skill to achieve quick treatment of severe sepsis when the ED was over capacity. Thankyou

Elliott, Leah and the triage, SSU and Resus teams, Footscray

Dr. Luke is a great doctor who likes to help both nurses and other doctors in all aspects at work. He takes the time to discuss patients plans and listens carefully to concerns and worries nursing staff might have. thanks for being a great aspect to this department Dr. Luke !

luke dardis, Footscray

Latest Nominees

Latest Nominees

News and Updates

May 30, 2022

BAU, The Hub: Training and Orientation - Staff Webinar #3 This Thursday

ED Leadership have organised hosted webinars as part of Training and Orientation for SHED Staff to the new MHAOD Accommodations (BAU and The Hub), Our third webinar is this Thursday the 2nd of June from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. Please attend to hear all about our new ways of working in SHED, and ask any questions you may have to our expert panel.

February 20, 2023

FirstNet (EMR) going live in July – what EMR Phase 2.1 means for ED

The Western Health EMR Phase 2.1 project will Go-Live in July 2023, bringing a new system for the Emergency Department (FirstNet) and changing the way we deliver Best Care at our EMR sites. A number of new features will be introduced as part of this project, which will help not only staff that work in Emergency Medicine and Access, but also those across the hospital.

February 20, 2023

Digital Health will be at FHED & SHED to discuss training and support

As preparations for the EMR Phase 2.1 Go-Live continue, the Digital Health Team are visiting Western Health Emergency Departments to discuss training opportunities. Click here to find out more.

February 10, 2023

Exciting Launch - MHAOD Outreach Service

The MHAOD Outreach Service will be accepting referrals from this Monday the 13th February. It is a multi-disciplinary team that engages with patients that have been discharged home from SHED that have mental health (MH) and/or alcohol and other drug (AOD) care needs. During the first phase we will provide support for up to 28 days after ED discharge via telehealth and move to face-to-face support in later stages as the service expands.

October 25, 2022

Ambulance Victoria Offload Delay (AVOD) Escalation Framework

Commencing tomorrow 26th October, we are introducing a new Ambulance Victoria Offload Delay (AVOD) Escalation Framework.

July 22, 2022

Additional Care Resources in ED

Everything you need to know about the new Additional Care Resources procedure and how it will benefit ED.

June 21, 2022

Behaviour Assessment Unit (BAU) - Frequently Asked Questions

Please access the BAU Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on unitED, based on Guided Orientation staff feedback.