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Official Key Handover for £38 Million Urgent Care and Emergency Centre at New Cross Hospital

Official Key Handover for £38 Million Urgent Care and Emergency Centre at New Cross Hospital

 Date of release: Friday 23rd October, 2015

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The keys to the new £38 million Urgent Care and Emergency Centre (UECC) at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton have been officially handed over to proud owners at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Contractors Kier Construction have been working with the Trust on the project for the past 18 months and handed over the building on time this week ready for the planned opening on Wednesday November 25.

The new centre brings all urgent care facilities on the Wolverhampton site under one roof – including the Emergency Department (A&E) and dedicated radiology and X-Ray facilities. It also has a clinical decisions unit, facilities for urgent outpatient appointments and an urgent care centre. The top floor of the three-tier building will house the acute medical unit.

The building is three times the size of the current A&E and will be one of the biggest in the region, with state-of-the art, world class facilities that will help staff provide high quality, safe care for the people of Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.

Project Director for RWT, Mike Goodwin, said: “We are really pleased with the new building and that it now brings together many of the services for Urgent and Emergency Care in Wolverhampton under one roof. It’s a fantastic addition to the facilities at New Cross and will really improve the working experience for our staff and the experience for our patients.”

“We are so very pleased with the building. We are really happy with the quality of the build. It is a fantastic achievement by everyone involved and we now have a brilliant facility for the population of Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. It is a building that will improve the working experience for our staff and also improve the patient experience for our patients.”

Project manager for Kier Construction, Matt Pugh, added: “It has been an absolute pleasure working on this project and the end result is testament to the collaborative work between Kier and the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Everyone has come together to make this possible. The building is very impressive.”

The public can come and see the new building before the opening on 25 November with the Trust having an open weekend on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November. Tours start at 10am with the last one departing at 2.30pm.

Mike added: “We want to give people the chance to come and have a look around the new build before we officially open.”

Staff are now undertaking training to familiarise themselves with the building, and regular tours for staff are taking place daily, ready for the planned opening in just over four weeks time.


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