Wirral University Teaching Hospital has revealed plans for a new £28 million urgent and emergency care facility to be built at Arrowe Park Hospital.
The project will commence next year, with an aim for the new centre to open in March 2024. The trust has appointed construction company Tilbury Douglas to support the project and Day Architectural Ltd.
The proposed design includes a single-entry point; reconfiguration of the Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre into one space, and improved access for ambulances.
Janelle Holmes, Chief Executive at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, said: “This will be a fantastic facility for staff and patients and the work will completely transform Wirral’s only Emergency Department and also the provision of urgent care for local people.
“This is the biggest investment at Arrowe Park Hospital since it was built almost 40 years ago and shows our commitment to enhancing the care we provide to those who are in most urgent need.
“It is another example of strong partnerships, working with health and care organisations across Wirral which are continuing to work together for the benefit of people in the community.”
Dr Nikki Stevenson, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive, added: “Our aim to continuously provide the best care we can for our patients and this new facility will help us to do that. We are very excited about the development, which will create a much simpler process and a better patient journey for those who visit our Emergency Department or urgent care facilities.”