Wirral’s main hospital is getting a £28 million makeover that will “transform” the borough’s urgent care.
The trust that manages Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Trust (WUTH), has filed a development application to Wirral Council.
The proposal would include a children’s emergency room, which would be the hospital’s greatest investment in 40 years.
“It’s critical that our patients have access to the greatest therapy and care,” WUTH CEO Janelle Holmes said.
“It’s excellent that construction will begin during the hospital’s 40th anniversary year,” she continued.
The project would revamp the accident and emergency unit and the urgent treatment center, which are now operated by Wirral Community Health and Care Trust and are located next door on the same property.
Patients going to the emergency room or the urgent treatment center will enter through one entrance, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
The two-story structure will have an emergency department addition as well as a landscaped pedestrian space, which will enhance traffic flow by repositioning the present ambulance bays.
Patients will have more privacy thanks to a new ambulance entry.
Construction is expected to begin in September.