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Key role for Walsall Healthcare development

2022-08-10T16:50:09+01:00Wednesday 10 August 2022|
  • A sneak peek at the new development

A key role to support staff who are moving into Walsall’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre, as well as work with patients who will be using services in the new multi-million-pound facility, is now being advertised.

This exciting new post is for a Clinical Project Support Manager with Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust for a six-month secondment period – and applications are invited over the next two weeks.

Potential candidates will need to be clinicians as this knowledge and experience will be needed to co-ordinate and deliver an induction and clinical familiarisation programme. This is to ensure all of the teams are “clinically ready” to deliver patient-centred care as soon as the centre is open.

Liz Slevin, the Trust’s ED and Acute Care Transformational Lead Nurse, said: “We’re just over a couple of months away from our fantastic new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre being handed over to the Trust which signals the start of the transition process both for staff moving into it and the patients of all ages who we will be supporting there.

“While the attention has, quite rightly, been focused on the design and construction of this substantial improvement since work started on the main phase just over two years ago, this end stage is absolutely vital to the smooth running of the completed project. We’re looking for someone who can support the Senior Project Team and begin the important work around familiarising staff with their new environment and the new processes and guidelines that go with that.

“The new centre is a very different place to our existing Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit and Paediatric Assessment Unit and a lot of effort has to go into our Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) as an organisation. In addition, we have had a new group of Junior Doctors join Walsall Healthcare, many of whom will be working in the centre, and we must support them alongside existing staff.”

Liz added that the Trust was proud of the new c£40m development which will significantly improve emergency care facilities and capacity and is being delivered by Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited. It includes an Urgent Treatment Centre, Emergency Department including Resus and Rapid Assessment and Treatment area, and Children’s ED, co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit, Acute Medical Unit and provision for Ambulatory Emergency Care services in a future phase.

It also includes re-configuration of the current Emergency Department footprint, to incorporate improved Ambulatory Emergency Care and Imaging services.

Various specialist facilities are 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.

“There is a fantastic buzz about our new build here at Walsall Manor Hospital and we’re a friendly team so we’re sure people will want to be part of the countdown to the autumn completion of such a wonderful project.”

To apply for the role and find out more please follow this link Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23 August.

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