Macclesfield A & E redeveloped

January 8, 2018 by  

The Accident and Emergency Department of Macclesfield Hospital has been upgraded.

The transformation of the Macclesfield Hospital department is intended to speed things up for patients. The initiative has involved separating out non-serious primary care from ordinary accident and emergency provision. An experienced healthcare professional will decide who goes where when patients have entered the welcome area. Newsletter printing from Macclesfield can be used to highlight changes which happen within organisations of different sizes.

John Wilbraham, the chief executive of East Cheshire NHS Trust, stated:

“I am very pleased that we have been able to carry out the improvements which have already received positive feedback from patients and staff. Our staff have worked very hard to ensure disruption to patients was kept to a minimum throughout the building work and I would like to thank them all for their professionalism and dedication during this time.”

The changes at Macclesfield Hospital were enabled by funding from the Department of Health. Almost £880,000 was allocated to the initiative. About £100 million in capital investment has been set to one side for spending on accident and emergency departments. The construction work in Macclesfield was finished ahead of the deadline.

The vision behind the scheme was to produce a more appropriate space for patients. The idea is that it will be easy to treat people in the new environment.