West Suffolk Hospital's £ 13.4 million to redevelop emergency department is a 'much welcomed early Christmas present' - Bury Free Press

West Suffolk Hospital's £ 13.4 million to redevelop emergency department is a 'much welcomed early Christmas present' - Bury Free Press

West Suffolk Hospital has received £ 13.4 million to redevelop its emergency department.

The funding will be used to improve and modernize the department, separate ambulance arrivals from other patients needing major and minor services and reduce the turnaround time for outpatient services.

Dr Stephen Dunn, chief executive of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said it was a 'much welcomed early Christmas present for patients and staff'.

Becky Kelly, emergency department nurse and Ravi Ayyamuthu emergency department consultant, with Jo Churchill MP and Trust's chief executive Stephen Dunn (5872107)
Becky Kelly, emergency department nurse and Ravi Ayyamuthu emergency department consultant, with Jo Churchill MP and Trust's chief executive Stephen Dunn (5872107)

The funding was announced by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & MP for West Suffolk, along with more than £ 18 million to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust to improve or replace some of its outdated bases.

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