On November 23, 2010, the new ER at Schneider Medical Center was launched following eighteen months of arduous reconstruction, expansion and overhaul. Emergency Department (ER) patients can now enjoy a modern, spacious department, designed to allow the efficient flow of patients and reduce waiting time.
The newly expanded ER is comprised of four treatment areas: a 60-seat waiting area with wide aisles, TV and information screens, diapering area and kitchenette; reception areas for the fast ("green") track and for stretcher patients who are referred for further treatment following initial intake by a nurse who assesses patients upon their arrival at the ER; a spacious well-designed treatment area with individual rooms for the child and his family; an observation area where children are monitored prior to discharge or hospitalization.
A Q-FLOW computerized system manages the flow of incoming patients by posting the necessary information on display screens, and by screening a short film which demonstrates various procedures that the child and parents are likely to encounter in the ER.
Friends of Schneider Children's Association raised NIS4.5 million (about US$1.2 million) towards the reconstruction of the new ER.