Plans for £49m revamp of Wexham Park Hospital’s A&E department to go on show

Hannah Crouch

Hannah Crouch

Plans for £49m revamp of Wexham Park Hospital’s A&E department to go on show

Proposals for a new accident and emergency (A&E) department at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough are due to go on display on Tuesday, May 24.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital in Wexham Street, will be presenting plans for a £49m revamp of the department.

Visitors will see details of the plans and can discuss them with staff involved in the project and some of the technical team.

The proposed emergency department would contain separate children’s and minor injuries units, as well as 36 individual rooms for major injuries.

The building would also include a 34-bed combined assessment and ambulatory care centre.

Construction work could start in spring 2017 if planning permission is granted by Slough Borough Council (SBC).

Frimley Health Director of HR and corporate services, Janet King, said: “This is an exciting time for Wexham Park Hospital, which was recently rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

“The new emergency department and assessment centre is the latest stage of our ongoing commitment to provide the highest standards of care for our patients.

“We do hope you will join us to see our ideas for this development and hear how it will benefit people treated there.”

The proposals will be displayed at the hospital’s John Lister Postgraduate Centre between 3pm and 8pm.

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