We are absolutely thrilled to be receiving £1m funding to relieve pressure on our Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. This really is very good news for our patients.
We plan to use the money to build a brand new urgent care centre (UCC) integrated with our Emergency Department.
This will allow a centralised point of access for patients who will be directed to A&E or the UCC depending on their clinical need. Having the two services side by side will mean patients will benefit from a seamless service with clinicians from primary care and the hospital working even more closely together.