New ward at Scunthorpe hospital

New ward at Scunthorpe hospital

New ward at Scunthorpe General Hospital

A new emergency surgical ward has been created from former offices at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

The ward opened on Tuesday 11 August, costing around £2m and having taken eight months to complete.

A redevelopment has seen the offices replaced with a bright, light and dementia friendly ward with twenty-five beds.

The new layout will also help to improve the flow of patients across the surgical and medical floors.

Ward 25, a surgical ward, has moved into the new ward 29 area.

This move means the majority of the surgical wards at Scunthorpe General Hospital are now located on the same level.

Deborah Bagley, deputy head of nursing for surgery and critical care at Scunthorpe General Hospital, said:

“The old offices were housed in an administration block which we have transformed into a 25 bedded area which has four bays with five beds in each, and five single rooms with ensuites.

“It is amazing how we have been able to breathe new life into a previous administrative area and bring it back into use for patients.

“The new area will help improve the patient experience as it has a fully climate controlled environment that enables better quality of care for patients, and the area is bright and welcoming.

“It is great news that we have been able to continue the works on ward 29 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is thanks to our staff and that of the contractors who have worked tirelessly to complete this project.

“The great news is those patients requiring emergency admission for something that may require surgery will now have access to this lovely new ward.”

The development has also freed up the ward 25 area.

This will be used for future ward upgrades, as well as an additional area if it is needed as part of the Trust’s plans for winter.

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