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Trust awarded £4million to upgrade facilities ahead of winter

Emergency Department

You may have seen today’s announcement from the Prime Minister regarding additional funding for NHS Trusts to upgrade their facilities ahead of winter. We are delighted to have been awarded £4million to invest in upgrades as part of the announcement.

This investment will allow:

  • Expansion and reconfiguration of Acute Assessment Unit – benefits include increased space to accommodate the first stages of the Emergency Department (ED) journey; increased space for ambulance handover; and increased effectiveness of streaming decisions away from ED. This also allows the collocation of the Frailty team, who are focussed on admission avoidance, to increase their collaboration.
  • Reconfiguration of current ED minors to provide additional majors cubicles.
  • Refurbishment of Lyd and Fal wards to increase the number of beds available and improve outward flow from the ED.

Plans are currently being drawn up, in a bid to get the work complete in time for January. It will be a challenge but will make a big difference to our patients and staff. Thank you to everyone who has supported us with this.

Kevin Baber

Chief Operating Officer

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