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A&E Winter 2017/18 Development

Accident and Emergency department

Latest Advice

Update week beginning 30 October 2017

Our exciting new A&E extension is now well underway to improve access to A&E and Urgent Care for our local community and to enlarge existing facilities. 

We ask patients and visitors to access A&E via the clear signage from the Maternity car park direction or via the two signed access doors from the main hospital corridor to assist access. The temporary reception leads to a large waiting area. 

Patients are asked to bear with us during this temporary improvement works and to ensure they only access using the signed access entrances. Just follow the signs.

Visitors should use the main car parks including the maternity car park or the temporary drop off area just before the main redevelopment area. Please do not park in the area that is signed clearly to say 'No parking under any circumstances' as this restricts access for our ambulances and the safety of their patients.

Access A&E reception via the clearly signed path or the signed entrances in the main corridor that leads from main reception or the Cheverel entrance opposite Maternity. 

A&E Development October 2017
A&E No parking
A&E Redevelopment Plan
A&E Redevelopment Plan
A&E Redevelopment Temporary Access Map


Accident and Emergency 1 stock 2016

George Eliot Hospital welcomed investment earlier this year from the Department of Health to help ease pressure for winter 2017/2018.

The £1m funding is being used by the hospital to help meet the 95% standard for admitting, transferring, or discharging patients within 4 hours, by ensuring patients are treated in the most appropriate setting.

These exciting new improvements to A&E have started to improve access to A&E and Urgent Care for our local community and to enlarge existing facilities.

The improvements create a ‘One Stop Shop’ Emergency Department accessed through one front door that incorporates A&E, out-of-hours GP services, urgent care and the minor injury service.

Urgent Care and Out of hours services will be located together in the new extended A&E and the minor injury unit will be enlarged to better support our patients. This improvement to our existing services aims to increase capacity, improve waiting areas and decrease waiting times for our patients.

During the development, the A&E reception and waiting room will be replaced with a temporary reception/waiting room area. Telephone numbers to the department will not change and there will be no change for our Ambulance arrival area.

 These changes will be in place for approximately 16 weeks and any changes to the schedule will be communicated to both public and our staff.