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Emergency Department Upgrades

Both hospital sites have been given funding to improve Urgent and Emergency Care services, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scheme at Bedford will provide:

  • A secure Paediatric ED area with additional cubicles.
  • Additional contingency beds in Victoria Ward.
  • A modular extension to significantly increase waiting room capacity, allowing social distancing to take place.This will be split into red and green areas.
  • Additional adult cubicles, with flexibility to cohort between red and green pathways.
  • An additional isolation room and cubicle segregation.

The scheme at the L&D will provide:

  • An expanded and refurbished ED with increased capacity
  • A new and fully segregated Paediatric Department
  • Additional waiting room capacity
  • Mental health assessment rooms
  • CT scanner situated within the department

Proposed designs and progress at Bedford:

Proposed designs and progress at the L&D: