NGH receives £2.9m to upgrade A&E facilities
Today the Prime Minister has confirmed that NGH will receive £2.9m of £300m allocated to upgrade A&E facilities in 117 trusts across the country.
NGH will use the funding to improve A&E capacity by creating a new, designated children’s A&E facility.
Deborah Needham, Managing Director at NGH, said ‘We’re delighted to learn that our bid to improve paediatric A&E facilities at NGH has been successful. It’s vitally important that we create the space we need in both children’s and adult A&E to help us respond to winter pressures, and the risk from further outbreaks of coronavirus. This is excellent news for our patients, our community and our staff and a real boost for our urgent care services.’
All projects have to be completed by the start of the New Year, so work is already underway across NGH to ensure the hospital achieves maximum benefit from the upgrade during the peak of winter.
Posted on Tuesday 11th August 2020