Our Raise a Rainbow fundraising appeal is currently raising money to furnish both the children's waiting area and the bereavement area within our extended Emergency Department.  The result of these appeals will be the enhancement of facilities for young patients and their families, and families who experience a sudden bereavement.

The major project to expand the Emergency Department at the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) is well underway.  The development has already seen part of the hospital's front facade extended towards the main car park and re-built providing more space to assess patients and for those waiting to be seen.

The new building includes:

  • an expansion in the number of cubicles - from 11 to 14 - for the assessment and treatment of patients attending with more serious conditions.
  • a larger waiting room, giving patients a more comfortable environment with space for social distancing.
  • more space for patient 'triage'
  • a separate children's waiting room
  • an ambulance 'cohort' area to support ambulance turnarounds.

Part of the new area was completed on time in December 2020 and is in use, providing additional space and capacity.  JPUH Chief Operating Officer Joanne Segasby said "We are delighted to be able to increase the size of our Emergency Department, which will benefit both our patients and staff