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.
- 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.
Dr Colin Xavier
Director Of Emergency Medicine Training