Modular units provide additional outpatient facilities
A total of 14 modules will create the new expanded outpatient department
A new two-storey building is providing an expanded outpatient service at Southend Hospital.
Fourteen modules have been craned into position to create the new facility.
The £1.2m features 14 consulting rooms, a waiting area, and seven offices, providing extra outpatient space to that already in place at the hospital.
This means the outpatients team will be able to increase the number of patients they see and help to reduce waiting times.
Yvonne Blucher, managing director of Southend Hospital, said: “We have a huge demand for extra outpatient space, and this new area will help meet that.
“As well as providing a better service to patients, they will also be getting their care in a much nicer, more-welcoming area.”
Initially the space will be used for trauma and orthopaedics patients, but it will be a dedicated multi-purpose space for all outpatient specialties.
The building is just one of several new-build and expansion projects at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to help improve patient facilities across its sites.