- Published: Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:04
Dr David Fluck
Acting Chief Executive
This week I’d like to use the message to describe some of the exciting capital and estates developments happening across the Trust.
You may have seen in the news that the government recently made an additional £150 million capital funding available to expand and upgrade more than 25 A&Es, to reduce overcrowding and improve infection prevention and control ahead of winter. We are delighted that ASPH has received £15m (£6m this year and £9m next year) which we will use to expand and improve our Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre.
Our priorities are to increase bed capacity, redevelop the current Emergency Department and relocate the Urgent Treatment Centre to better accommodation, increasing the size and improving the waiting areas. We are currently working with the divisional teams on the exact plans, so will share more information as soon as it becomes available.