SOUTH Warwickshire Foundation Trust has received a £2million boost to help prepare for winter.
The trust – which runs Warwick, Stratford, Leamington and Shipston hospitals – has received the government funding to upgrade infrastructure and prepare for potential coronavirus outbreaks and winter pressures.
The money will be used to create additional clinical space at Warwick Hospital which will support treatment of patients requiring urgent care. The additional facilities will ensure patients are seen in the right environment.
Due to Covid-19 the trust has reduced the space used within the current department and this new development will help to release some of that space back to the hospital’s A&E teams. It is planned to be in place by the end of December.
Trust chief executive Glen Burley said: “We are delighted to receive this funding for urgent care services. We are facing a difficult winter ahead while still recovering from the Covid pandemic and this funding will ensure we have the facilities required to support our staff to deliver high quality care for our local communities.
“We have worked hard and made all the necessary adjustments to ensure our hospitals are safe for patients to attend. Therefore, I would like to actively encourage you not to be scared to access our services when you need us. Please do not delay seeking medical advice or miss planned appointments as this could lead to further health complications.”