NUH outline plans for construction of new ward as hospitals suffer with “significant bed shortages”

The City Campus Hospital in Nottingham is looking for a new ward as the Trust continues to suffer from “significant bed shortages”.

The 20 bed elective surgery modular station would cost £ 7.8 million in capital.

As winter approaches, the pressure on elective beds is becoming increasingly challenging for NHS workers with patients at increased risk of injury due to long waits for surgery.

The ward will also support the bed shortage across the Trust and provide additional capacity for elective surgery.

The case was approved at the Intergovernmental Conference on October 27, but a revenue case is still required.

Some of the risks of not implementing these plans were outlined during a board meeting of the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust. One report said: “If we fail to meet the ambitions for our property through TNUH, including prior enabling and backlog work, we may not have buildings suitable for providing health care or a suitable environment for staff.

“If we don’t invest in our property, we may not have secure premises that are suitable for quality care and we can harm patients and staff.”

The station construction will be completed by April 2022.

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