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Paths of Travel - SHED

This document provides a summary of best practice in relation to paths of travel in SHED. 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 provides an overview of the common paths of travel within the SHED, and describes the intercom process for non-staff access between pods/areas.


This QRG is applicable to all staff working in or visiting the SHED.


The Operations Manager Emergency Medicine, Nurse Unit Manager and Medical Directors of SHED are responsible for ensuring all staff are aware of and familiar with the content detailed in this QRG.

Guideline/Process Details:

Principles of Paths of Travel

  • The paths of travel provide the most direct route to and from each pod or area within the SHED. Inter pod/area entry points are highlighted on Figure 1.
  • Predominantly, access to the clinical pods/areas of the SHED is via the main SHED corridor. The main SHED corridor also leads to the SHED lift lobby to access level 1 and 2 (Figures 2 and 3).
  • Each pod or area is secured with swipe access for staff to enter. All other visitors to the ED will be required to request access between pods/areas using the video intercom located at the entrance to each pod/area (Image 1).
  • All doors with video intercoms will be able to remotely release the doors from the staff bases. Intercoms will not cascade to other pods/areas or back to security. Visitors will need to represent at Triage if the intercom is not answered.
  • Visitors access the SHED via the SHED Main Corridor (06:00-20:00hrs) or Walk in Triage (24/7 including all after hours visitors to the main Hospital).

Image 1: Intercom

Figure 1: Ground Floor Operational Area Access Map

Figure 2: Level One Operational Areas Access Map

Figure 3: Level Two Operational Areas

Supporting Documentation:

Document Governance

Title: Paths of Travel – SHED
Version: 3.0
Date Published: May, 2021
Date of scheduled review: 01/09/2022
Author: Approver: 
Fiona Pazsa SHED Leadership Team
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