Work set to start on £2.6m upgrade of Nottingham’s Children’s Emergency Department

Staff have issued an update on the multi-million-pound revamp of Nottingham’s Children’s Emergency Department.

Plans for the major transformation has been announced earlier this year in July with works due to start in October.

Now, the Department has temporarily moved to the Lyn Jarret Unit at the Queen’s Medical Centre while building work is due to commence.

Officials from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) posted an update on social media.

On Twitter, the Trust said: “Our Children’s Emergency Department has temporarily moved to the Lyn Jarret Unit on A Floor, East Block, at QMC.

“This is so building work to transform the department can start.

“There are signs and floor markings to direct people to the new location. On A Floor, East Block, at QMC.”

The £2.6m investment will create two new paediatric resuscitation cubicles, bigger waiting areas and a new mental health space.

The facility is located on the grounds of the Queen’s Medical Centre and is next door to the Adult Emergency Department.

The improvements will be funded by capital money the hospital trust has access to every year.

Speaking in July, Gilhooley, consultant in paediatric emergency medicine, said: “We are delighted to announce that we will be investing £2.6M to expand our Children’s and Young People Emergency Department at the QMC.

“This new expansion will create two new paediatric resuscitation cubicles, increase our clinical space by 50 percent increase, create a bigger waiting area, a new mental health space and a new entrance.”

The project is hoped to be completed by the end of the financial year.

Meanwhile, improvements to clinical services and a new multi-storey car park are among wider plans being put forward to help improve hospital services in the city.

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