Work taking place to improve Children’s Emergency Department

Over the next couple of weeks there will be some changes to the entrance of the Children’s Emergency Department at University Hospital in Coventry.


University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity is funding major improvements to transform the entrance and hallway to a fun beach theme to make it more child-friendly.


To allow the work to take place, the Trust will unfortunately need to close the main entrance to the Children’s Emergency Department between 8am and 6pm between 19 March and 23 March. 


Patients and their families are requested to use the main Emergency Department entrance while the work is being carried out.


During the work, there will be a member of staff on hand to help take families quickly to the Children’s Emergency Department so they can receive the care they need as soon as possible.  There will also be clear signs in place to direct parents to where they need to go.


Overnight, the entrance will be open as usual to allow for parents to bring their children through the main entrance.


Preparation work, including putting up scaffolding, will be taking place between 14 and 16 March.


Dr Karen McLachlan, Lead Doctor for the Children’s Emergency Department, said:

“We can’t wait for the new entrance to be complete to make the hospital experience more attractive and reassuring for our young patients.


“We’d be really grateful if patients and their families could bear with us while this work takes place, and use the temporary entrances to the ward through the Emergency Department.”