New £14 million A&E extension to be built at Milton Keynes Hospital
Work is due to start shortly on a new 26-bed Pathway Unit that will ease the pressure on the overstretched A&E department at MK hospital.
The unit, which will also have 12 assessment rooms, is part of a five-year expansion strategy for the hospital campus.
It will cater for patients with complex or multiple needs who attend the Accident and Emergency department in need of help. And it will give them integrated access to primary care, community and mental health
services and social care.
The aim of the Pathway Unit is to support the patients and then return them home at the earliest opportunity, lessening demand on the main A&E services.
This week the contract for build the unit has been awarded to Galliford Try, who built the hospital's new Cancer Centre last year.
Jon Marston, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building East Midlands, said: “We are delighted that MKUH
has entrusted with the construction of this new building which provides a key part of their new masterplan. We look forward to working with them to deliver the high-quality facilities that their patients and the people of the region deserve.”