Posted on Wednesday 27 September 2017
The project to create a new Emergency Floor on the ground floor of Lambeth Wing and East Wing at St Thomas’ Hospital is now more than 75% complete.
It will ensure that the 140,000 patients who visit our Emergency Department (A&E) each year are cared for safely and efficiently in a better environment – it also aims to improve the patient pathway for the sickest patients who require admission from A&E to intensive care and inpatient wards.
A bigger and better Resuscitation area opened yesterday (Tuesday 26 September) with larger treatment cubicles and dedicated trauma and isolation rooms.
You can watch a film about it on our YouTube channel.
Dr Nicola Drake, Consultant in the Emergency Department (A&E) at St Thomas’, says: “The new Resus area has more space, all our equipment within each cubicle, so everything is immediately to hand.
“We now have places to plug in vital equipment, immediately next to the patient, there is good lighting, and all of this helps us do things quickly and in a safe environment.”
Lee Patient, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, adds: “Our brand new Resuscitation area has an additional two cubicles, including a negative pressure room for patients who need to be treated in isolation, an amazing trauma room, and a dedicated Resus room for children.
“The new unit will provide a better environment to improve the dignity and privacy of our patients and relatives.”
The final phase of the Emergency Floor Rebuild project will include a new Majors area and a new Clinical Decision Unit – both are due to open in Spring 2018.