The new emergency department at Wythenshawe Hospital
The £17 million emergency department (ED) expansion of Wythenshawe Hospital, which will significantly enhance patient experience and care, has been designed to improve the patient environment with larger colour-coded treatment rooms and cubicles, as well as more comfortable facilities for patients and their families from across south Manchester and Trafford.
The two-storey building will also house two additional resuscitation bays, two new X-ray rooms and the children’s emergency department will be improved and expanded – as part of further redevelopment work.
Improvements in this first stage include 25 new majors cubicles for patients with more serious injuries, plus a new reception and waiting area with improved triage and ambulance bays. There will also be two dedicated rooms for mental health patients and three new staff bases.
ED Matron Joanna Jarvis commented; "Designed with the patient at its centre, this new development will ensure that our clinical teams can deliver enhanced, high quality, emergency treatment in an improved environment, with state-of-the-art facilities."
This major expansion project is being delivered in three phases. The second phase is an internal refurbishment to the existing department to provide a new resuscitation area, Children’s Emergency Department and X-ray facilities, which is set to be completed in late 2018. The third phase concentrates on refurbishment works to provide relative’s facilities, offices and seminar rooms, due to finish in early 2019.