MRI ED

Planning permission approved for £40m MRI A&E transformation project

Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) have been given planning approval by Manchester City Council to transform their Emergency Department (ED).

The £40m redevelopment project will modernise the facilities so they best meet the changing needs of Manchester locals. This includes increasing the capacity, and a more streamlined layout to ensure patients continue to receive high quality emergency treatment and care.

The upgrade will boost the capabilities of the MRI, which is a Major Trauma Centre for Greater Manchester, and forms part of Manchester University NHS FT (MFT). The improvement will include an expanded and improved ED, including 10 (up from 6) resuscitation bays, and 27 (up from 16) major cubicles. Plans also include the creation of six new operating theatres, which will support the hospital’s developing role as a regional centre for specialist surgery.

Vanessa Gardener, Chief Executive of MRI, said: “Manchester is a rapidly developing city, with a much larger population, and different health requirements to the 1980s when our current Emergency Department was first built.

“These exciting plans lay out our vision for a new and improved department that will best support the needs of Manchester and beyond, now and in decades to come, for the communities we serve and our staff who work in this department.

“The new operating theatres will likewise enable us to modernise our surgical facilities and support our growing role as regional centre for emergency, major trauma, vascular, head and neck cancer, liver, transplant and other specialist surgery.”

Julia Bridgewater, Chief Operating Officer at MFT, said: “MFT is the largest NHS trust in England, with ten hospitals and a wide spread of clinical specialisms. These plans for MRI ED have been thoughtfully considered to best work in co-ordination with our other hospitals, and incorporate the capabilities of these different fields.

“This major transformation project will mean patients presenting at the MRI ED can be seen by the right people and receive the right treatment quicker in a much-improved patient environment.”

Temporary changes to the department’s access and layout will be put in place to ensure it can continue to operate fully throughout the project. The construction is expected to start later in the year, and is likely to take just over three years to complete.

NHE July/August 2024

NHE July/August 2024

Join the conversation shaping the future of healthcare.

Click below to read more!

More articles...

View all
Online Conference

Presenting

2024 Online Conferences

In partnership with our community of health sector leaders responsible for delivering the UK's health strategy across the NHS and the wider health sector, we’ve devised a collaborative calendar of conferences and events for industry leaders to listen, learn and collaborate through engaging and immersive conversation. 

All our conferences are CPD accredited, which means you can gain points to advance your career by attending our online conferences. Also, the contents are available on demand so you can re-watch at your convenience.

National Health Executive Podcast

Listen to industry leaders on everything within healthcare

Whether it's the latest advancements in medical technology, healthcare policies, patient care innovations, or the challenges facing healthcare providers, we cover it all.

 

Join us as we engage with top healthcare professionals, industry leaders, and policy experts to bring you insightful conversations that matter.