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Progress at the L&D

Redeveloping areas of a hospital in a live clinical environment can be difficult, however huge progress has been made to refurbish and expand the Emergency Department (ED).

In June 2022, six modern majors cubicles were created to support with the isolation of patients attending with potential infections, monitoring of higher acuity patients, as well as providing a quieter treatment area for our most vulnerable patients.

In July 2023, a brand new entrance and waiting area, a dedicated paediatric area and nine new major cubicles opened within the ED.

The bright, modern and spacious areas have made a huge difference to patient dignity and experience when attending ED, and also allow staff to provide outstanding care in the very best environment.

The final phase of works will see the expansion of the department where there will be a further increase in capacity, including assessment and triage rooms and sensitively designed mental health care rooms. This work is due to be complete by the end of 2024.