NHS advances £28m Arrowe Park emergency centre
The scheme is the largest investment in the Wirral hospital since it opened in 1982.
Designed by Day Architectural, plans for the £28m urgent and emergency care facility have now been lodged with Wirral Council.
Demolition and enabling work on the current site are now set to begin.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was granted consent earlier this year to demolish the current urgent treatment centre, making way for the new complex.
The project aims to transform urgent care in Wirral and will include a complete redevelopment of the current A&E facility at Arrowe Park Hospital.
The scheme, which is scheduled to complete in 2024, will also see the creation of a new children’s emergency department.
Clinicians have been involved in engagement sessions to determine the design and layout of the building to ensure it meets the needs of patients and promotes patient flow.
Janelle Holmes, chief executive of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is a significant step forward for this project which will completely transform urgent and emergency care on the Wirral.
“Arrowe Park Hospital is the only acute and emergency care facility in the locality and it’s vital that our patients can access the best treatment and care.”
Eden Planning is advising the NHS trust on the project and Tilbury Douglas has been appointed to build the facility, starting this September.