Expanding inpatient capacity at Stoke Mandeville Hospital
The Trust is constructing a new unit to provide space for up to 21 additional inpatient beds to boost capacity and help frontline staff prepare for additional pressures this winter. It is hoped this new unit will help to lessen the wait faced by patients arriving in our Emergency Department (also known as Accident & Emergency) who need to be admitted to hospital.
The cost of this new unit is coming out of £250 million of government funding allocated to NHS hospitals to increase capacity as part of the Urgent and Emergency Care Recovery plan.
Raghuv Bhasin, Chief Operating Officer at the Trust said:
“The Trust is extremely pleased to have received funding for this much needed new unit. Building work has already begun on site and we hope to be able to open the beds for patients in the new year. This new unit together with the reopening of our Olympic Lodge facility will provide vital additional beds for patients as part of our wider winter plan.”
The new building is being constructed next to the existing Emergency Department. To facilitate the construction of this unit an area of car park C, used by patients attending our Emergency Department and services in the Waddesdon Wing, has had to be closed for safety reasons. An overflow car park has therefore been opened for public parking towards the back of the hospital site near the Claydon Wing rear entrance. Signs have been put in place to direct patients and visitors to this overflow car if required.
Above: An aerial view of the site showing the location of the overflow car park.
We apologise for an inconvenience the construction of this new building may cause and thank you for your support while we work to improve our facilities and services.