The Government today announced that Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust will receive £36million to build a new Emergency Department.
The current Emergency department has had considerable pressure on it services over the past few years with increased footfall from surrounding areas and an environment not fit for purpose. The new Emergency Department will help meet future predicted demand.
Danielle Oum, Chair of the Trust said “This decision is significant and will make a real difference to the quality of care we can deliver to our patients and the working environment for our colleagues ”
Richard Beeken , Chief Executive added “ We are delighted that our bid for investment in the Emergency Department at the hospital has been positively considered and approved. Our staff have worked tirelessly in tough conditions over many years as demand for our services through the front door has increased . We hope that the new build will ease pressure on the department and provide opportunities for new ways of working which will untimely provide a better overall experience for our patients and their families”
The Trust will announce in the New Year plans for the start of the expansion.