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All eyes on Walsall’s emergency care improvements

2022-04-22T16:29:13+01:00Friday 22 April 2022|

Contractors have produced a short video to give people an insight into the size and scale of the new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre being built at Walsall Manor Hospital.

The video, released by Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited, shows how well the project has progressed as it enters the spring phase of works on the c£40m development.

Modules are currently being linked together inside and medical gas pipework is being installed. Resus bays have been lined with lead and the internal walls will shortly be closed up ready for plastering. Screed has been laid on the ground floor.

Rachel Tomkins, Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “It’s difficult to imagine the amount of space that is being created through this substantial investment so to see it captured on video does give a really good snapshot of how the new build is shaping up.

“Our staff just can’t wait to get into the new work environment and have been following its progress closely. We are due to move in in the autumn and that’s not too long to wait now. And for those who use our services the new centre is going to be a fantastic improvement on our existing emergency care facilities and capacity.”

The new build includes an Urgent Treatment Centre; Emergency Department including Resus and Rapid Assessment and Treatment area, and Children’s Emergency Department; co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit; Acute Medical Unit and provision for Ambulatory Emergency Care services in a future phase.

The current Emergency Department footprint is being reconfigured to incorporate improved Ambulatory Emergency Care and Imaging services.

Various specialist facilities will be located throughout, such as an isolation room for infectious patients, bariatric provision and digital x-ray rooms. All areas have been designed specifically to enhance clinical staff efficiency, provide improved quality of care, improved patient experience, and a much improved working environment for staff.

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