Providing good quality care that meets the needs of patients is a key objective in Victoria’s emergency departments.
Initiatives designed to improve the emergency department patient experience include strategies to better inform patients and their carers about their care, physical improvements to make waiting rooms more comfortable and improved procedures for monitoring waiting room patients.
Improving the patient experience in emergency departments
A series of initiatives to improve the ED patient experience include patient communication procedures, physical improvements to amenities to make waiting rooms more comfortable, and improved strategies to ensure waiting room patients are appropriately monitored.
Reviewed 05 October 2015