Upgraded children's emergency department open at King George Hospital
- Credit: BHRUT
An upgraded children’s emergency department (ED) at King George Hospital has officially opened after a £800,000 revamp.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) - which runs the hospital - says the state-of-the-art facility will be crucial to treating young patients during the busy winter months.
The new children’s ED has four additional cubicles, a waiting room twice the size as before, a resus and high dependency bay and a consultation room for mental health needs.
The revamp is part of a £5m upgrade of ED facilities at the Goodmayes hospital.
BHRUT chief executive Matthew Trainer said: “I’m delighted that we’ve opened the improved Children’s ED at such a busy time of year.
“We need to make sure that our fantastic clinicians have a workplace that does justice to the care they deliver.
“This will help them continue to give local children and families the very best care.”
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Consultant paediatrician and Children’s ED lead Aber Eaqub added: “The larger ED means we can welcome younger patients in a pleasant environment, which has been specifically designed for children and babies.”