Emergency Department, Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Blue Light Services
Speller Metcalfe was contracted to undertake the £21 million redevelopment of Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s urgent and emergency care services to provide newly improved and expanded services for patients and staff.
Initial enabling works were completed, which included isolating, diverting and terminating services, followed by floor remedial works and an internal strip out of the ground and first floors of the Aconbury East building. In addition, the site team has managed the diversion of external high voltage diversions and internal gas diversions to accommodate the layout of the new Emergency Department.
The main construction was delivered across two phases, with the Emergency Department (ED) expanded to create an ’emergency village’, which now hosts a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services. Phase 1 incorporated sectional works to the first floor, which was followed by the extension of the ED and fit out of the ground floor in Phase 2.
The expansion of urgent care facilities will further contribute to the improvements being led by local health and care organisations to reduce waiting times, improve ambulance handovers and also introduce new and innovative models of care in and out of hospital.