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Promised Improvement to Urgent and Emergency Care Get Underway

Promised Improvement to Urgent and Emergency Care Get Underway

A Turf cutting event took place on 7 September at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. This New Urgent and Emergency Care Development will bring together a host of services into defined clinical areas to ensure that patients can get the support they require.

The Development will include an Urgent Treatment Centre for minor injuries or illness, as well as defined areas for paediatric care, major injuries and medical emergencies. There is also dedicated space for patients requiring emergency mental health support. The Integrated Health Projects (joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine) team are working closely with the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust to deliver a truly integrated model of care encompassing therapy, diagnostic imaging, primary community and social care services.

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at the hospital, Berenice Groves said: “After a significant focus on planning and design in consultation with clinical colleagues and partners, we are delighted to get this development underway. It’s exciting to see our project come to life and is a real boost for everyone to see the work begin. This is the biggest development in our Urgent and Emergency Care Services since the hospital opened its doors in 1984.

“As we are building a new department, our current emergency services will not be affected or disrupted during the construction. We look forward to seeing the building develop over the next few years, ready to open to patients in summer 2023. The new department and the ongoing pathway developments will benefit our patients for years to come”

Chris Winspear, Regional Director for the North East said: “We are excited to be part of this project for the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust and are looking forward to delivering a high-quality, state-of-the-art Urgent and Emergency Care Development.

“This project will positively impact on the quality of care and treatment delivered and will bring real benefit to the patients, their relatives, staff and community”.

You can watch a video of the project here:

Date: 17 September 2021

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