A new Emergency Nurse Practitioner Suite in the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH has opened to care for patients with minor injuries and illness and includes an area dedicated to care for children.
The new Emergency Nurse Practitioner Suite will see around 50 emergency patients a day in a modern, bright, airy environment. A paediatric waiting room and assessment area with interactive displays keeps children occupied and settled while they wait for treatment. The new suite is the first phase of a £450k investment to renovate and refurbish the Emergency Department.
Amy Collis, Heady of Nursing said: “We are really pleased with the new Emergency Nurse Practitioner Suite. Clinical staff have been involved in this project from the start enabling us to provide a much better environment for patient care. The feedback from patients is very positive with many impressed with a much brighter environment and interactive displays.”
Other phases of the refurbishment project are due to start soon include a more open planned design with new cubicle spaces, a larger waiting room along with new clinical equipment. A new rapid ambulance handover zone is also planned.