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Ryde Hospital

Emergency Medicine Network 3
Why Ryde Hospital?

Ryde Hospital is a 143 bed district/community hospital located in Denistone, part of the Northern Sydney Local Health Network, which refers to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Ryde Emergency Department has a presentation of about 24,000 per annum, of which about 15% is paediatric presentations. Admission rate is about 25% with critically ill and sub-specialised patients being transferred mainly to Royal North Shore, Hornsby and Children’s Hospitals.

It is staffed with emergency physicians covering 10 hrs per day onsite with 14 hrs on-call, 7 days a week. It is also supported with a full time Director of Emergency Medicine as well as a half time Director of Emergency Medicine Training.

The Department is accredited for Emergency Medicine Training for 6 months with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM). In addition, the College also recognises training in other clinical areas of Ryde Hospital.

This includes:

  • Cardiology (3 months)
  • General Medicine (3 months)
  • Rehabilitation Medicine (3 months)
  • Psychiatry (3 months)

Ryde Hospital has unaccredited 3 month positions in anaesthetics and in the high dependency unit. In addition, there is a 3 month rotation in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital. This rotation is accredited towards ACEM training.

Ryde Emergency Department provides quarantined in-house Registrar teaching. In addition, Registrars have 4 hours a week to attend external educational courses specifically focused towards the primary and secondary examinations. College research/coursework requirements are coordinated locally through the DEMT and can also be accessed through the Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Royal North Shore Hospital.

More information?

Please contact:

Dr Colin Xavier
Director Of Emergency Medicine Training
Ryde Hospital
Tel: 0418657565
E: colin.a.xavier@gmail.com