The Major Care area delivers a high standard of holistic care providing assessment and diagnosis followed by referral or treatments to all patients attending with moderate-serious health complaints. Every day the Major Care team see more than 80 patients.
The Major Care Centre (B Bay) is situated in the centre of the Emergency Department. This area is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is directly linked to x-ray for ease of access to those patients who require imaging.
Patients who are referred to this area of care can be unstable in their presentation, unable to mobilise, require immediate treatment or medication and have been assessed by the triage nurse as suitable for this service.
This area is made up of 18 assessment cubicles and two private rooms. The team is made up of nurses, health care support workers, doctors, advanced nurse practitioners, consultants and GPs.