Temporary working capital

Work begins on temporary £ 8million unit at Royal Worcestershire Hospital

Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s new clinical admissions unit will free up space in emergency departments and reduce pressure on staff, hospital bosses say.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has received additional £ 8million funding from the NHS England and Improvement to create the 30-bed short-stay unit.

The new temporary unit will be located in an unoccupied area on the first floor of the Worcestershire Oncology Center and the aim is for the unit to be built and ready to receive patients by the end of February.

Paul Brennan, Deputy Managing Director of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been fortunate to receive significant national funding to support the efforts of our health and care teams who work incredibly hard for caring for patients requiring urgent and urgent care.

“We look forward to the opening of the new Clinical Admissions Unit to further support these efforts and help us ensure patients receive safe and timely care.

In addition, the Worcestershire Royal Hospital (WRH) emergency and emergency care services transformation plans – which will see the relocation and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department, unit from medical assessment and outpatient emergency care housing a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services – are already well underway, with a plan to be fully operational by the end of 2022. ”

With the start of work, the hospital trust has also reminded people that they can do their part to relieve pressure on the NHS by getting vaccinated against Covid and the flu and choosing the services that suit their needs.

People feeling ill are reminded to choose wisely between their local pharmacy, general practitioners, minor injury units and the NHS111, and to use emergency services only for the most serious illnesses and injuries. .