Emergency care at Coventry hospital opens after £15million revamp - The Coventry Observer

Emergency care at Coventry hospital opens after £15million revamp

Coventry Editorial 3rd Dec, 2023   0

COVENTRY’S University Hospital will now be able to provide emergency care to more patients after a £15million expansion.

Building work on the hospital’s emergency department was conducted in six phases in just under two years.

The final stage saw a revamp of the children’s emergency department, with two triage rooms being opened alongside 14 cubicles such as a child and adolescent mental health services assessment room and seven observation beds.

The refurbishment also gives staff more dedicated space and access to new equipment.

And the redevelopment has included new minor injuries and same-day emergency care (SDEC) units and the refurbishment of the Majors emergency department.

The emergency department helps around 240,000 patients per year and serves a catchment area of more than 1million people.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony saw guests attend including Coventry North East MP Colleen Fletcher and the city’s Lord Mayor Coun Jaswant Singh Birdi.

Two long-term paediatric patients were also invited to the ceremony.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire CEO, Prof Andy Hardy, said: “It’s a very proud day for UHCW to have these amazing facilities.

“Every deadline in the project has been completed on budget and ahead of schedule and that is a great testament to the people involved.”

Dr Ed Hartley, Clinical Director and Consultant of Emergency Medicine, added: “Our team have been fantastic.

“To continue delivering emergency care to hundreds of thousands of people whilst the work has been going on is nothing short of remarkable.”

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