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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

Sunshine

MHAOD Accommodations – Transitioning and Commissioning

Today we launch, the transitioning and commissioning program for the MHAOD accommodations in SHED (BAU and The Hub).

April 27, 2022

Introducing our first Mental Health Nurse Navigator - Victoria Howes

Introducing one of the newest members to our Sunshine ED team - Victoria Howes (prefers to be called Vic) who is our first Mental Health Nurse Navigator. Welcome to the Team Vic! Click here to read more about Vic and her role.

April 20, 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

As a nurse when advocating for patients these drs are really easy to interact with and never hesitate when it comes to writing up stat/prn meds

Chase, James & Florence, Footscray

Ash came down to the department to help us with a potentially tricky intubation. He was calm and considered, involving the nursing staff and junior doctors in his thought processes. Everything ran really smoothly and he was a key part of that process

Ash Hague (Anaesthetics), Footscray

Lauren is an Amazing ANUM who runs an efficent department and who is always approachable and good at problem solving *** Please disregard me nominating myself

Lauren Hopkins!, Footscray

Alex has been really helpful in promptly reviewing and making plans for complex age care patients in ED over a very challenging weekend!

Dr Alex Tucker - ED Geriatrician, Footscray

Alexis always remains calm even when the department is chaos. She is always approachable and will go out of her way to help others despite always being extremely busy. She recently covered rosters for me at the drop of a hat. Thank you for being so adaptable to change within the department and having a positive attitude.

Alexis Tajkman, Footscray

On a very busy morning shift Jo put her hand up to work her first shift in resus, without orientation. She was enthusiastic, confident and provided great patient care. Thanks Jo!

Joanna Cuya, Footscray

Amazing ANUM who runs an efficent department and who is always approachable and good at problem solving

Chase Schultz-Swarthfigure, Footscray

Lachie was excellent today in Short Stay - proactive, efficient, patient centered. He will make a great junior doctor. Keep up the good work Lachie.

Lachie - Clinical Assistant, Footscray

These two amazing medical registrars really helped the team over the weekend, powering through admissions, offering help and guidance and being all-round fabulous. Their work ethic made the night shift bearable.

Michelle Vicenzi and Louise Keamy, Footscray

Always willing to help out junior staff and is approachable! Thank you!

Brianna Lay, Footscray

Rory stayed back past his shift working from 7am till midnight to make sure mental health patients were cared for. Rory is compassionate and builds great rapport with patients. Thank you! :)

Rory ECATT, Footscray

As soon as we got a call from CT to say that the patient had an aortic dissection, Sheri was on the phone to ARV and arranging transport. At the same time Sam was Hub and Spoke-ing the images across and recording a video of the pathology to send to the Vascular team. The patient was out of the department and on her way to the most appropriate destination within 3 hours of arrival due to their clinical acumen and amazing teamwork

Sheri Abramovic and Sam Law, Footscray

Josie is always willing to converse with all staff in the department, and help whenever she is free. Josie is a critical thinker and will try to answer any question that is thrown her way. a legend in the department to have!

josie bailey, Footscray

After completing her discovery program Tess has grown immensely and has been an incredible asset to the team. Tess is easily approchable and works well within the team. With the new commenecement of TAR Tess has been able to manage the department flow really well! keep up the good work.

Tess Cully, Footscray

Tess shows great initiative, always happy to help with a smile on her face. Tess had a shift in the TAR section and blitzed it, allowing for great patient flow. WELL done Tess, keep up the great work and positive attitude.

Tess Cully, Footscray

Suzie is a compassionate and approachable nurse who delivers safe patient care. She is a calm leader who always follows WH Policies. Suzie communicates effectively with all staff, patients and relatives.

Suzie Rusev, Footscray

For always making night shifts run (mostly) smoothly and running the department smoothly, efficiently and with patients well-being as priority

Nerina Fiamengo, Footscray

Amanda received a call from a care worker who had received abusive phone calls from an EOU patient. She handled this with professionalism, empathy and high-level problem solving. Well done

Amanda Fisher, Footscray

Challenging EOU shift - difficult behaviour/complex disharges. Amanda was amazingly patient and caring. She led by example to support her team.

Amanda Fisher, Footscray

For always taking the time to see patients who may not have the most pressing medical needs but suffer from significant social struggles in a non-judgmental, friendly and helpful way. Keep on smiling mate.

Jade Palmer, Footscray

Simone is always approachable and willing to lend a hand. She displays a high level of professionalism, super approachable and friendly.

Simone Foyle, Footscray

For displaying Western Health Cares values when looking after a patient recently predominately Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

Dana Flack, Footscray

Steping in to assist to cover overnight sick leave at last minute.

Cameron Kay, Footscray

David Nguyen, Footscray

Always ready to give a helping hand with a smile.

Isobel Dale, Footscray

I attended the department as a patient a little while back for something quite minor. It was a Saturday night. I can think of many places everyone would have rather been. The clerk at triage was Alex and he was so friendly and upbeat. We have crossed paths in the hallways since and every interaction with him is polite and friendly. He is a ray of sunshine to the team :)

Alex Nikolaoh, Footscray

Jessica has been very kind, inclusive and supportive of new learning experience, including both clinical and procedural skills.

Jessica Hargreaves, Footscray

Possibly the greatest medical mind of his generation - an unstoppable diagnostic machine

Chase Schultz-Swarthfigure, Footscray

Victor always provides good advice and keeps a cool head in difficult resus situations, even at 4am

Victor Liu, Footscray

Latest Nominees

Jade went over and above to support the family of a child that died in ED, assisting them sensitively, hours after his shift ended. Well done.

Jade Palmer, Sunshine

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.

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.

June 15, 2022

FHED – Triage Assessment Room Nurse - Roles & Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

June 15, 2022

FHED – Transit Cubicle Nurse - Roles & Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

June 15, 2022

FHED - Winter Demand Model of Care

FHED - Winter Demand Model of Care

June 15, 2022

BAU, The Hub: Training and Orientation - Webinar Recordings Available

All recordings are now available on unitED for hosted webinars as part of Training and Orientation for SHED Staff to the new MHAOD Accommodations (BAU and The Hub).

June 09, 2022

Final Staff Webinar Today - BAU, The Hub Training and Orientation

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.