“We are committed to providing an emergency department at Scarborough Hospital and securing this funding emphasises just how important the hospital is, not just for the public, but for our staff as well."
Emergency department at Scarborough Hospital receives major investment
Construction work has started to significantly upgrade the emergency department at Scarborough Hospital.
The £950,000 investment is set to create five additional cubicles for patients coming into the emergency department, resulting in improved access and reduced waiting times.
David Thomas, Directorate Manager for the Emergency Department at Scarborough Hospital, said: “This is fantastic news for the people of Scarborough and surrounding areas. Investing, improving and expanding the clinical area of the emergency department will enable us to better meet the clinical needs of our patients’.
“The extra space will offer patients more comfort and privacy, while creating a modern, up to date working environment for our staff - which will enable us to continue to deliver high quality urgent and emergency care.”
During the works, which are expected to be completed during December 2018, there will be no disruption to patients coming into the department.
The investment has been funded by the allocation of £950,000 urgent and emergency care funding, awarded to the Trust by NHS Improvement earlier this year.
Mike Proctor, Chief Executive, said: “This is an exciting development as it will provide much needed space within the emergency department, which will enhance the high-quality care we provide and reduce waiting times for our patients.
“We are committed to providing an emergency department at Scarborough Hospital and securing this funding emphasises just how important the hospital is, not just for the public, but for our staff as well. It is also a clear demonstration of the Trust’s support for sustainable and thriving services on the East Coast.”