In February 2022, Health Secretary Sajid Javid visited Leighton Hospital Emergency Department to cut the ribbon at the two-storey modular building during his visit to the Crewe hospital as part of his tour across the country.

The new Emergency Department contains more treatment rooms, rapid assessment rooms, isolation bays, resus bays and mental health assessment rooms. There is also a new bereavement suite, plus CT and X-Ray capabilities and a dedicated paediatrics unit. Located next to the existing A&E building, the 4,000sqm hub had increased the number of beds and cubicles at the site’s emergency department by 50%.

The project delivers greater clinical effectiveness by relocating ambulatory care services into the existing building’s footprint, supporting more effective working, improved patient experience and reduced assessment times.

Working closely with DAY architects and MTX contracts, Hygenius (then Workspace Design) delivered fitted furniture for the new Leighton Hospital Emergency Department. This included assessment rooms, clean and dirty utilities, gowning bays, store-rooms, offices, staff rest spaces and many other areas.

Our infection-beating designs will assist the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust to fight infection and keep patients and staff safe.

“This facility is really exciting for the Trust – it has been carefully designed to allow for the clear separation of children and adults in a modern, welcoming environment that will greatly improve the patient experience.”

– Dr David Matthews, clinical director of emergency care*

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