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Have your say on new hospital emergency departments

Have your say on new hospital emergency departments

Have your say on new hospital emergency departments

Exciting plans for new A&E departments at hospitals in Grimsby and Scunthorpe will be revealed in detail at virtual meetings the public are invited to attend.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust (NLaG) will be looking at the plans for Grimsby, while on Wednesday it will be the turn of Scunthorpe.

Planning applications for the new buildings will be submitted later this month and NLaG wants to hear residents’ views on the proposals:

  • At Grimsby the new build is planned to be around 2,255 square metres, which includes mechanical and electrical plant space, built out from the current A&E department.
  • In Scunthorpe the new build is planned for around 2,178 square metres, also including mechanical and electrical plant space, built on an area of land which is currently a car park and an office block on the Cliff Gardens side of the hospital.

Subject to planning permission being approved, once the new buildings are constructed and open the trust is planning to use the current A&E department spaces to house a new service called Acute Assessment Units. This new service will mean patients can be seen more quickly and by specialists in a range of conditions and illnesses and will not need admitting on to a ward for treatment.

The new buildings have been designed by nursing and clinical teams to provide the very best care and service, both now and the future, and include:

  • An increased waiting area to cope with demand and social distancing requirements
  • A dedicated play area that is of sufficient size for younger patients
  • An increased number of cubicles that will be designed to enable flexible use to manage surges in patient attendance between different types of patients depending on their needs
  • A dedicated ambulance bay which will reduce the time required for ambulances staff to get patients into the hospital
  • New car parking facilities are also being proposed to replace the spaces being taken up with the new buildings at both sites.
  • Have your say on new hospital emergency departments

The virtual meetings will explain the plans in more detail:

Photos: Top, an image of how Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital might look; above, an image of Scunthorpe.

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