A NEW children’s assessment unit has been created at Warwick Hospital.
The building – which is situated outside, and opposite the children’s ward – will enable children visiting the site for urgent care to be assessed and treated in a designated area.
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT), which runs the hospital, says it is part of its response to coronavirus, and will be completed by the end of December.
The unit has been bought thanks to £2million funding from NHS England and is one of several schemes by the trust.
Other project include work within A&E to accommodate an additional cubicle for children, and an additional build to relocate services – freeing up space for staff looking after emergency patients.
Trust chief executive Glen Burley said: “It is great to see the Children’s Assessment Unit in place at Warwick Hospital. Providing safe, effective care to patients is our main priority, so I am so delighted that we have been able to invest in facilities like this that will support our clinical teams to care for their patients in the most appropriate setting.
“It has already been a difficult year and the demands and challenges are set to continue throughout winter, but with developments like this and the incredibly hardworking and dedicated teams we have at the trust, we are in a very strong position to cope with the increased demand and complexities covid brings.”