Small Hospitals Emergency Database (SHED) project results for the first quarter of 2011

April 2011

The first quarter SHED project results are currently being extracted for the 6 participating Emergency Departments. Between January and March close to 5000 people presented to an Emergency Department and saw a clinician. Overall the patient gender breakdown was fairly even, and weekdays saw higher patient volumes than weekends.  When we have extracted a full years’ worth of data we will be able to determine trends in ED presentation. Over the next month the project team will be visiting participating hospitals to feed back the first quarter findings to the ED staff. We would like to thank the hospitals and staff for their continuing participation and we look forward to our next visit.

Small Hospitals Emergency Database (SHED) project has employed 6 research assistants

December 2010

Six new casual research assistants have been hired to support the SHED project at each of the participating hospital locations. The research assistant role is central to the success of the data gathering phase of the project. Our research assistants will be helping hospital emergency department staff to understand the project requirements for data entry accuracy, along with training and providing support. CREM are pleased to announce and welcome our latest recruits: Nicola Taylor (Portland), Jenny Foster (Heywood), Margaret Tesselaar (Timboon),   Grant Holmes (Camperdown), Carolyn Crowe (Moyne) and Heather Hicks (Terang).