Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

£1.2m Hospital Refit Cash

treliske 1
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 7th March 2012

The government is pouring more than a million pounds in to extend A & E at Treliske.

The money means building work will begin in the autumn.

Demand in the Emergency Department has increased by 10% over the past five years. 60,000 emergency patients use it every year with greater demand during the summer when the population swells.

This week Pirate FM revealed the Royal Cornwall Hospital had been forced to turn an admissions lounge into a makeshift ward to cope with a surge in demand.

Andy Virr, Lead Consultant in Emergency Medicine for RCHT, said: “This investment is excellent news for our patients and a big boost to the RCHT Emergency Department Team. The current Emergency Department opened in the early 1990s and this money will now enable us to greatly improve the facilities and experience of patients accessing our services. A high quality Emergency Department is critical for the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and for many it is their first experience of RCHT services. We are delighted that this money will kick start one of our top priority projects for the next 12 months.”  

Royal Cornwall Hospital is one of the many hospitals across England to receive funding for new operating theatres, emergency departments and other services as well as new scanners and ultrasound equipment as part of the overall £330 million allocation.

RCHT Medical Director Paul Upton said: “This investment from the Department of Health will make a significant difference to our patient’s overall experience of NHS services, improving patient flow, privacy and dignity and access.”

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: “I want NHS patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get the best care and treatment.  We have saved money in central capital budgets this year which means we can spend more money on improving NHS facilities. This will mean that more patients will benefit from the latest world class equipment.”

Another £500,000 on refitting ambulances in the southwest.

It will mean patients vital stats can be electronically sent to the hospital before they arrive.

7:01am 7th March 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
upset child

VIDEO: The Children Who Self-Harm And End Up In Hospital

NSPCC says it is almost 3000 in the south-west in a year

floods portreath

Calls For Cash To Tackle Flooding In Cornwall

Three Duchy councillors say it was ignored in the autumn statement

Most read
police line

BREAKING: One Person Cut Free After Crash

It closed stretch of A30 near Bodmin, sparking long delays

mannequin challenge 1

WATCH: Firefighter's Death Sparks Mannequin Challenge

Cornish crews staged this video as a road safety warning

Top articles

WATCH: Christmas Cybercrime Warnings For Cornwall

Cornwall News: How three little words could protect thousands of us online...

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

'Secure schools' plan for some young offenders

National News: Some young offenders will now be held in secure schools rather than youth jails as part of a new Government plan to lower re-offending rates.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Patti Smith forgets lines while performing Bob Dylan Nobel tribute

Showbiz News: Patti Smith has given a stumbling performance of Bob Dylan's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at a gala ceremony for Nobel laureates.

Explosion at Cairo's Coptic cathedral kills 22, wounds dozens

World News: A bomb explosion inside the main Coptic christian cathedral in Egypt's capital, Cairo, has killed 22 people and wounded dozens.

Badminton and wheelchair rugby among sports to lose Olympic funding

Sports News: Archery, badminton, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby will not get funding in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Fancy a snooze? Edinburgh University students back £10k 'nap pods' on campus

Strange News: Students at Edinburgh University have voted in favour of installing "nap pods" in an effort to beat sleep deprivation.

Newer article

Cornish Disabled Workers Face Redundancy

Cornwall News: Penzance Remploy Factory Could Close

Older article

Man Jailed After 140mph Fatal Crash

Cornwall News: Driver sped wrong way down the A30 before head on crash

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.