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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust welcomes the reaffirmed commitment to delivering a new Urgent and Emergency Care Facility

Video features Stuart Windsor, Future Hospital Director. 

We welcome the government announcement today and are pleased to confirm that we also recently received approval of our Outline Business Case.

We have started the enabling works for Phase 1 of our ambitious redevelopment of the Derriford Hospital site as we build a new 17,000m2, four-storey building.

This purpose-built facility will increase our ability to see patients more quickly, improve privacy for our patients, provide adequate rest areas for our staff and provide an all-round improved service at the front door for the region’s largest acute hospital and major trauma centre for the south west peninsula.

Future Hospital Programme Director, Stuart Windsor, said: “Modernising our estate and our emergency care and theatre provision is hugely important, not only to provide sufficient capacity for the growing population of Plymouth and the wider peninsula, but so we can deliver outstanding integrated care, to unlock better outcomes, to reduce inequalities and to improve lives across Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.”

Most importantly it will provide space to care effectively and efficiently for the increasing number of patients presenting with urgent and emergency conditions.

The new Urgent and Emergency Care facility will include:

  • Four floors of emergency care facilities
  • New same day emergency care facility
  • New interventional radiology theatres
  • New hybrid surgical theatres
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
  • Increased space to care for rising number of patients
  • Reduction in waiting times and faster diagnosis

Illustration of road map to new Urgent and Emergency Care Facility

Watch a visualisation of the new Emergency Care Facility on YouTube

If you have any questions or comments about the new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre, please contact plh-tr.futurehospitalprogramme@nhs.net

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