Our new Emergency Department

Work is progressing well on the new £21.25 million Emergency Department at Croydon University Hospital which is due to be completed soon.

As well as being bigger than the existing facilities, the new department will offer greater privacy for all patients. It will also include a separate children’s unit with its own waiting room and play area, and will be one of the first hospitals to include a dedicated Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS).

This is a complex construction project as we are all determined to get the build right so we have the high-quality facility our community deserves.

The Resus area, which is where the most critically ill patients are taken to when brought to hospital by ambulance, is already open. The construction team also created an example of how the new bays will look in the ‘Majors’ treatment area, so it could be fully assessed by clinical teams and patient representatives, and the feedback was extremely positive.

We are all very excited about our new Emergency Department which will provide excellent, high-quality facilities for people in the borough for many years to come.

You can take a look at what the new department will look like by clicking on the video below.