Hospitalís £3.75m shot in the arm
Date published: 18 May 2012
Oldham's Accident and Emergency department, that serves much of Rochdale following the closure of A&E at Rochdale Infirmary, is set to receive a £3.75million boost.
The money will be spent on the development of separate A&E facilities for children and expansion of the department to drive down waiting times.
The multi-million-pound scheme will be funded from the trust’s capital funds; work is due to start later this year.
The department treats an average of 280 patients per day — around 94,000 a year. The daily total includes 70 under-16s.
The A&E team is made up of 11 consultants in emergency medicine and 85 nursing staff, supported by various other departments.
The expansion of A&E facilities will accommodate the increased number of patients being brought by ambulance from Rochdale and support the development of obstetric, children’s and neonatal services on the site.
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