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Phase one of Emergency Department expansion under way

Work on the first phase of the £15 million expansion of our Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital continues apace.

Construction has begun in the last couple of weeks of the new Minor Injuries Unit on the ground floor.

Over the coming months the development will also see the installation of additional treatment cubicles, expanding the waiting room in the Children’s Emergency Department, increasing the level of same day emergency care and supporting diagnostic capacity through an additional CT scanner.

The project is being carefully managed in a phased approach to ensure patient care is not impacted.

All work is designed to complement existing services provided at Rugby Urgent Treatment Centre, available 24/7 at the Hospital of St Cross and Coventry Urgent Treatment Centre, open between 8am and 10pm in Stoney Stanton Road.

As one of the busiest EDs in the country, we welcome more than 150,000 patients per year and serve a catchment area of more than a million people.

The increased capacity will further enhance our ability to provide outstanding patient care in a purpose-built environment. It will also ensure we are able to meet projected demographic growth in the area.

We will keep everyone updated as work progresses on this exciting development.

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