Maintaining safety at Burnside Hospital is our single highest priority. We have a High Dependency Unit and 24 hour, seven day a week medical support from a group of accredited intensive care specialists who manage more complex medical conditions, as required.
We have well-structured and rigorous assessment and review policies and procedures for patients considered to be higher risk, so with more complex clinical needs this category of patients can be more carefully assessed to ensure suitability for admission to Burnside Hospital.
Your suitability for admission to Burnside Hospital will be determined by your doctor in conjunction with the hospital.
Your medical requirements in the event of an emergency, either in or out of business hours will be managed by the Medical Emergency Team (MET) comprising advanced life support qualified nurses, your admitting doctor and supported by the 24 hour, on call intensive care unit specialist.