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Duke Hospital To Get Larger Emergency Department

Posted June 24, 2005 11:08 a.m. EDT

— The emergency department at Duke University's Hospital is getting some much-needed help. A $30 million expansion plan got under way earlier in the week.

When completed in 2007, the emergency department will have a larger triage area as well as bigger pediatric and adult emergency areas.

The facility was built to handle 30,000 to 35,000 patients a year.

In recent years, the number of people seeking treatment at the facility have doubled.