£7million funding announced for Lincoln County Hospital’s Emergency Department
The Emergency Department at Lincoln County Hospital will be transformed following news of a £7million national funding boost.
The investment has been announced by the Department of Health and Social Care as part of an additional £150 million capital funding programme to expand and upgrade 25 A&Es to reduce overcrowding and improve infection control ahead of winter.
The funding for Lincoln County Hospital will be used to transform and increase the size of the department. It will include:
- A new purpose-built Urgent Treatment Centre, incorporating a new entrance into the Emergency Department.
- A new waiting room, providing more space to allow for social distancing.
- Additional clinical spaces where patients will be seen and treated.
- A new 12-bed priority assessment unit and a new resuscitation area with twice as many cubicles for the sickest patients.
- Younger patients and their families will benefit from a new paediatrics area with its own dedicated waiting room, treatment cubicles and a sensory area.
- Additional treatment rooms for mental health patients.
- A new sensory room for dementia patients.
- A new ambulance bay created outside the front of the department with entrances directly into the resuscitation and majors areas of the department.
- Additional clinical space, meaning that the emergency department will be able to accept patients from ambulance crews with improved speed and safety.