The Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) is undergoing a £9.3million transformation as part of a programme of work to improve patient care.
Clinical space in the ED is being increased to include a new and improved Majors department, as well as a new designated Emergency Zone for Children and Young People and provision for vulnerable patients. There will also be a new Clinical Decisions Unit.
The capital investment is part of an overarching Quality Improvement Programme to help improve patient care and patient safety, and help address issues raised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs RSH and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, secured the funding from the Government.
The building work will take place in four phases over the next 12 months, with the first phase already under way to create the larger and improved Majors zone for those who are seriously ill.
Patients attending the ED can expect some disruption during the building works, however all ED services will remain operational.