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New £17m Emergency Department opens in northern England

Patients in northern England are set to benefit from the opening of a new Emergency Department, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has announced.

The £17.3m Scunthorpe Emergency Department has nearly doubled the size of the trust’s existing site – clinicians will utilise the modern, purpose-built estate to deliver against the needs of the local community for years to come.

Director of Estates and Facilities at the trust, and the project’s Senior Responsible Officer, Jug Johal, said: “I am incredibly proud of the works we’re doing to improve our emergency care facilities across northern Lincolnshire.

“It will always be our number one priority to give you excellent care, and this new unit doesn’t just look fantastic, but will give our teams the space, facilities, and equipment they need to provide this.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in getting us to this stage, from the clinical staff who have been instrumental in getting the finer details right, to all our teams who have been working flat out to get everything ready for today.”

The Emergency Department’s development is just one facet of a wider £101m drive to improve the infrastructure at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole though, with the trust also:

  • Doubling the capacity of its waiting area to cater for increased demand;
  • Creating a dedicated social space for younger patients;
  • Supporting patient needs and better managing demand spikes by installing more cubicles which have been designed to enable flexible use;
  • Reducing the handover from patients arriving by ambulance into the hospital with a dedicated ambulance bay.

Trust Chief Executive, Peter Reading, added: “The addition of this excellent new Emergency Department to our hospital is part of our ongoing commitment to investing in the long-term healthcare of our communities across Northern Lincolnshire and Goole.

“We are also working on making further improvements to our services, including refurbishing three of our operating theatres – one in Scunthorpe and two in Grimsby – and improving our diagnostic facilities by investing in new mammography, fluoroscopy, Gamma Camera, and Maxillofacial equipment.”

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