The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust are thrilled to announce that they have been successful in securing a £16.9m redevelopment bid for their Emergency Department (ED), transforming their resus facilities.
The new state of the art facility will provide an enhanced resuscitation space that will revolutionise the care given at the Trust’s emergency department.
Trust chief executive Diane Wake said, “The news that we have been successful in our bid to redevelop our emergency resus department has been a huge moment for us here at Dudley.
“This will have huge benefits not only for our patients and the Black Country community, but also for our staff by improving the facilities.
“We know that by having an environment fit for purpose we will deliver an improved patient experience.”
The resuscitation design includes additional resuscitation facilities with a dedicated paediatric area and isolation rooms to provide appropriate safe care in the event of future pandemics or outbreaks.
Further to this, the department will have state of the art technology and equipment, including a digital medicine system to improve the storing, usage and prescribing of drugs to patients.
Dr Ahmed Ismail, consultant and clinical director of urgent & acute services said, “I’m incredibly proud to be a part of this redevelopment opportunity. It’s going to have a huge impact, with advanced equipment optimised to enhance the way we treat our patients – our Trust truly needs and deserves this!
“We can also maximise support for our staff with opportunities to have training areas and most importantly give them a confidence and morale boost with a state of the art environment .”
The build will begin in 2024, with the target completion date of Spring 2025. Any disruption to the Trust’s Emergency Department will be kept to a minimum throughout the process.