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QMC’s improved Children and Young People’s Emergency Department is re-opened

Nottingham University Hospital (NUH) NHS Trust is proud to announce that the Children and Young People’s Emergency Department has re-opened with new and improved facilities that will expand our capacity and improve the quality of care people receive.

The Trust has invested £3.5 million into improving the facilities and has created two new dedicated children and young people’s resuscitation cubicles, expanded clinical space by 50 percent; created a new waiting areas, which includes a separate adolescent waiting area.

There is now a dedicated ambulance entrance and separate main entrance specifically for children and young people.

There are also plans for a new mental health space in the spring.

Commenting on the improvements, Matron for the Children and Young People Emergency Department, Catherine Livingston, said:

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“I am so excited to see the Department re-open. We have made it a friendly environment for children and young people and the additional clinical features we have put in will improve the overall patient and visitor experience allowing us to continue to deliver excellent care.”

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Colin Gilhooley Clinical Lead Consultant for Children and young People:

“The Children & Young Peoples Emergency Department are extremely grateful for the support of NUH in increasing the capacity and the department’s ability to look after Children and Young People.

“This has been alongside a phenomenal investment in medical staff and increased consultant hours to help the department to care for the severely unwell and injured children in the East Midlands region.

“At NUH we know how valuable investing in improvements to our spaces is and hope this meets the needs of people that use our hospitals”

Work for the new expansion has taken around twelve months but has not disrupted the hospital caring for people in the meantime with a temporary Childrens Emergency Department located at Lyn Jarrett Unit on A Floor, East Block at the QMC.

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