INVESTMENT totalling £4.8 million is to be made at the Northern General Hospital’s accident and emergency department.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has revealed the department will receive the facelift later this year to create more space in response to growing numbers of patients.
Office and non-clinical accommodation has already been moved to other parts of the site so that extra treatment areas could be created.
Now the trust wants to refurbish the main department, adding extra space in the resuscitation area.
Prof Hilary Chapman, chief nurse and chief operating officer at the trust, said: “The plans for the new accident and emergency facilities will give us much-needed extra space to ensure the department is better-equipped to deal with the growing number of patients who attend each day.
“The expansion will help to increase space and capacity which will improve waiting times and the patient experience.”
Prof Chapman added: “All efforts will be made to ensure disruption for patients and our staff is kept to an absolute minimum while the work takes place.”
The department is one of the three busiest in the whole of the Yorkshire region.