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York Hospital Emergency Department developments

A multi-million pound investment at York Hospital will help develop a brand new two-storey extension and eight bedded resuscitation area to the Emergency Department to increase capacity and improve care for patients.

Work is due to begin in September 2021 on the £15 million project to expand and reconfigure the department’s urgent and emergency care facilities.  This will deliver a vital new eight bedded resuscitation area along with improvements to both the waiting room and the consultation and treatment areas.

A visual representation of what the new adult waiting area will look like with green walls, ceiling lights and numbered clinic doors  A visual representation of what the new clinical area will look like with numbered clinical rooms along a bright corridor

A visual representation of what a new clinical bay will look like with a green feature wall and screened glass doors A visual representation of what the clinical area will look like with green walls and yellow seating

As well as twelve new assessment and treatment cubicles, where patients will be met by the senior team as soon as they arrive, there will be a dedicated safe room for mental health patients.

There is a new resuscitation zone which will increase capacity significantly, with a dedicated area for children.  There will also be a new infectious diseases cubicle that includes a point of care testing laboratory and glazed cubicles for privacy and infection control.

The new remodelled waiting area will include a separate children’s area and supporting facilities such as a nappy changing area.

A visual representation of what the new children's waiting area will look like with images on walls, green seating and skylights

We appreciate we have lots of building activity on the go at the moment, particularly on the York site, which is less than ideal and we know it is causing some disruption.  However this investment will provide the much needed extra space and facilities we need, and improve initial assessment and faster decision making for patients, as well as creating a much better working environment for staff. 

Watch the full flythrough of the new build below

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