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GEDI nurse at Sundale and Nambour General Hospital Emergency Department. Photo: Lou O'Brien.

GEDI to advance emergency care for older adults

A fast-tracked emergency department program for elderly patients is now accessible in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

The initiative, which was co-developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), has been established in Cairns and Ipswich.

The emergency staff secured a $100,000 grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation to extend the Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) to advance emergency care for people aged 70 and older.

Here to speak more about the program is the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Professor of Nursing, Marianne Wallis.

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