QEQM’s New Emergency Department

25/1/24

In 2023, 2gether was part of building the new QEQM emergency department. The East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust and 2gether teams treated their first patients in the department’s new rapid assessment and treatment area, which includes 12 large treatment rooms (two with ensuite), a large new resuscitation area, a new ambulance entrance, and an isolation room, a sit-to-treat area and dedicated mental health assessment rooms. These changes help to support improvements to the models of care. This includes a pilot Medical Assessment Unit to support the medical take and manage patients referred to medicine from the Emergency Department (ED) and by GPs. Together with the new facilities, these changes will improve patients’ experience and flow through the department.

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust spoke of their pairing with 2gether on this project, on completion:

“Phase 3a involved rebuilding the existing resuscitation unit, where some of the most critically ill patients in the hospital are treated, providing five new state-of-the-art resuscitation bays.

Other upgrades to maximise the space include a new commercial kitchen, storage spaces, accessible toilets and clean and dirty utility areas.

The £30million, three-year project for the emergency departments at QEQM and at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford Margate has been made possible by capital funding from NHS England.

We are so proud of our brilliant dedicated teams for all their hard work on this project.