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Code Responder Access and Paths of Travel

This document provides a summary of best practice in relation to Code Responder access and paths of travel. The summary has been created to support staff during the Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department Redevelopment transition and early post-move period, and has been endorsed by the SHED Leadership Team.



This QRG aims to provide clinical code response staff an overview of the paths of travel to the SHED.


This QRG applies to all clinical code response team members.


The Operations Manager, Emergency Medicine is responsible for communicating paths of travel to clinical code response team managers.  Clinical code response team managers are responsible for communicating paths of travel to clinical code response staff. The Security Manager is to ensure that clinical code responders have swipe card access to all required areas of the SHED.

Guideline/Process Details

Expanded SHED footprint

The expanded SHED footprint is across three levels, with clinical services located on Ground Floor and Level One. The SHED staff administration area is located on Level Two. The following areas have relocated to their new areas at the below date.

Move Date Area New Location
10 March, 2021 Triage, Children’s Area, and Short Stay Unit (SSU) Ground Floor
29 September, 2021 Resuscitation Area Ground Floor
15 March, 2021 WestCASA Level One
04 March, 2021 SHED Administration Level Two

The Adult Acute Area will remain in the existing location.

To see the new footprint of Sunshine Emergency Department, please visit this section of the microsite.

Access and paths of travel

All clinical code response team members will have swipe card access to enter and internally traverse the SHED in the event of a clinical emergency.

Overall Footprint

Hospital Entry

Triage and Emergency Services Arrival

Resuscitation Area

Adult Acute Area

Children’s Area

Short Stay Unit

Adult Fast Track


ED Admin

Decontamination Showers

The Hub

Behaviour Assessment Unit (BAU)

Resus trolley, defibrillator, intubation equipment and ALS transport pack locations within the SHED are detailed on the UnitED Microsite.

Lift override

There is a swipe card reader located outside all lifts within the SHED to activate priority lift call/override in the event of an emergency.

Supporting Documents

Document Governance

Title: Code Responder Access and Paths of Travel
Version: 2.0
Date Published: June, 2022
Date of scheduled review: 01/06/23
Author:  Approver: 
SHED Leadership Team SHED Leadership Team