Patients, staff and visitors will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at Walsall’s multi-million pound Urgent and Emergency Care Centre.
Stands will be set up next week on Monday 28 November and Wednesday 30 November, 10am-2pm, by Costa Coffee at Walsall Manor Hospital to promote the new build.
People will be able to see a virtual tour of different areas within the building and ask any questions they may have to the project team.
Sarah Radford, Project Support Manager for Emergency and Acute Care, said: “I am really excited to meet with people on Monday and Wednesday and share the excitement for our new UECC. A lot of time and effort has gone into thinking about what is best for our patients and staff so I am here to help clarify any questions people may have.”
Debbie White, Senior Project Manager for Emergency and Acute Care, said: “This exciting new development is almost reaching completion and we want all our staff, patients and visitors to have a chance to look and share any thoughts. This will be life changing for our community.”
The most substantial investment Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has seen 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 Frailty and Community Integrated Assessment services.
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, improve quality of care, improve patient experience, and improve the working environment for staff.