Tilbury Douglas to begin construction on Walsall’s £40m expansion project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 3 Jun 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Tilbury Douglas (formerly Interserve Construction) is set to begin construction work on the main phase of a new emergency department and Acute Medical Unit at Walsall Manor Hospital after completion of enabling works at the site.

The £40m project will include an Emergency Department (ED) including Resus and Rapid Assessment and Treatment (RAT) area, and Children’s ED; Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC); Paediatric Assessment Unit; Acute Medical Unit as well as provision for Ambulatory Emergency Care services in the future phase.

The existing Emergency Department will also be reconfigured and refurbished to provide additional space for the hospital to include Ambulatory Emergency Care and Imaging services.

The development will improve Walsall’s emergency care facilities and capacity.

Tilbury Douglas Midlands managing director Simon Butler said: “We’re delighted to start the main phase of this development – which will significantly improve emergency healthcare provision across the trust.

“This development clearly illustrates our ability to deliver complex projects in the healthcare sector.”

Many other specialist facilities that include an isolation room for infectious patients, bariatric provision and digital x-ray rooms are located throughout the site to improve clinical staff efficiency, provide improved patient experience, as well as working environment for staff.

Once opened in 2022, the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital will have capacity to accommodate more than 10,000 patients.

Walsall Healthcare Finance & Performance executive director Russell Caldicott said: “This is fantastic news for patients, staff and visitors. It builds further upon the multi-million pound developments for Integrated Critical Care and the Neonatal Unit, giving the trust the estates infrastructure to cope with future healthcare demands.”


Rendering of the new emergency department at Walsall Manor Hospital. Credit: Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

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