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Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Emergency Department (PAH ED) has been awarded 24 months advanced training accreditation after being one of the first to go through the new Australasian College of Emergency Medicine accreditation guidelines.
Dr Darren Powrie from ED Training said the new accreditation cements PAH’s reputation as a preferred place to work for ED registrars during their training.
“We constantly receive feedback from our registrars that they enjoy working at PAH ED due to both the mix of patients with a high trauma load, and the quality and coordination of the training within our department.
“Our registrar pass rate at PAH remains around 90% where the national average sits at just over 50%,” he said.
The new accreditation process required 12 months of preparation from the emergency medicine team including Dr James Collier, Dr Johnathon Isoardi, Dr Darren Powrie and Dr Andrew Churchman to provide evidence supporting the 52 standards set by the College 18 months ago.
Executive Director of Medical Services, Dr Brian Bell, said this recognition reflects the hard work of the team.
“We are lucky at PAH to have a team of dedicated clinicians focussed on providing the best work environment and training to registrars, including a focus on their wellbeing.
“We are very proud of this 24 month accreditation and continue to position PAH as a high-level Emergency Department training facility across Australia and New Zealand,” he said.