Dr Elizabeth Marsden, Consultant Physician, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) Emergency Department, conceived the idea for GEDI founded on a need to reduce the time older people wait for care in Emergency Departments (EDs) as well as the aim to reduce inappropriate transfer of aged care residents to EDs. Dr Marsden was actively involved in the research project and is completing her PhD on the GEDI model of care for residents of aged care.
Andrea Taylor (CNC) leads the GEDI Clinical Nurse (CN) team across the emergency departments of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS). Andrea is extensively experienced in the care of older persons and builds this capacity in the team of GEDI Nurses. Andrea is undertaking her PhD in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the ED.
Kaye Coates, has completed her Nurse Practitioner Candidacy and is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner.Kaye has many years of experience in Aged Care in facilities and the community.
Amanda Glenwright, from Central Queensland, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast PHN, has completed a Masters in Health Management on GEDI. Amanda's thesis is entitled "A cost analysis of a Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI): a secondary analysis of data from a non-randomised clinical trail with matched historical controls." Her clinicalbackground in primary health, hospital avoidance projects and the after hours program contribute to her clear understanding of the CEDRiC intervention.