Tuesday 22 October, 6.30pm, Education Centre, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Hear Hampshire Hospitals’ experts talk about the Trust’s improved emergency department at an upcoming health focus talk in Winchester.

The emergency department clinical team will explain what improvements have been made and how they have impacted the way services are delivered during the event, which will take place on Tuesday 22 October at the Education Centre, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, SO22 5DG.  Refreshments will be served from 6pm, with the talk beginning at 6.30pm.

Over the course of the last year, improvements have included an Emergency Department Paediatric Area (EDPA), which is a specialist unit for children, and three Rapid Assessment and Treatment (RAT) bays. These bays allow patients who have arrived by ambulance to be assessed quickly when they reach the department. Additionally, a new reception and waiting area makes the department more welcoming for patients on arrival.

EDPA-waiting_w.jpgKaren Bumstead, clinical matron for the emergency department at Winchester hospital, said: “We are really excited and pleased with the new facilities. They mean that our patients can be treated in appropriate areas, have a better experience when they need our help and allow us to deliver the standard of care that we aspire to, both for our adult and younger patients.”

Health focus talks are free and provide an opportunity for patients and the public to hear hospital experts talk about their specialist area of health, meet the Trust’s management team and ask questions.

Everyone can become a member of Hampshire Hospitals, simply by filling out a form available at www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk/membership or by picking up a leaflet at one of the Trust’s three hospitals, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester. You can also sign up at the health focus talk.

For more information about becoming a member of Hampshire Hospitals and upcoming meetings, visit www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk.