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£15 million Emergency Department expansion project completes in adult area

The building works for the adults Majors area in the Emergency Department at University Hospital, Coventry has now finished following the opening of the new resuscitation area.

The activity marks the completion of Phase 4 of the £15 million Emergency Department expansion project and has seen two new resuscitation cubicles developed along with an infectious disease Majors cubicles and a dedicated area for staff to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE).

It follows the opening of a modernised waiting room and ten new cubicles in Majors which were opened towards the end of last year, and the opening of the new Minor Injuries Unit located next to the main entrance at the site.

Ed Hartley, Clinical Director and Consultant of Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, said: “The successful opening of the new resuscitation area marks the end of works in the adults area of our Emergency Department and it’s fantastic to see the expansion project reaching its final stages.

“The introduction of a dedicated area for the treatment of patients presenting with infectious diseases is significant for the Trust, as it helps us to further protect our patients and staff from infection risks.

“The development of the new, larger, and highly equipped resuscitation cubicles also helps to further strengthen patient access to our urgent care services and enables us to improve our response as one of the largest trauma centres in the country.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to our patients and staff for supporting us whilst the activity has been taking place and we’re looking forward to see the final works coming together over the coming months.”

The final stages of the expansion works will focus on the redevelopment of the Children’s Emergency Department (CED) located next to Majors. As part of this capacity for clinical assessment in CED will be increased and the patient waiting room in the area will also be expanded.

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