Upgraded children’s emergency department opens at King George Hospital

The revamped children’s emergency department (ED) at King George Hospital in Goodmayes has officially opened.

As part of a £5million investment in upgrading ED facilities at the hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hosspitals NHS Trust spent £800k turning the department into a the state-of-the-art facility, which has four additional cubicles, a larger waiting room which has doubled in size, a resus/high dependency bay and a consultation room for children with mental health needs.

Chief executive Matthew Trainer celebrated the launch of the new area by cutting a ribbon with the Children’s ED team and said: “It’s been exciting seeing the changes being made in our ED and I look forward to the new year when we will open the rest of our upgraded facilities.”

Consultant paediatrician Aber Eaqub, the lead for Children’s ED, said: “The larger ED means we can welcome younger patients in a pleasant environment, which has been specifically designed for children and babies.

“Our objective is to keep children at the heart of everything we do, and this investment is extremely important in our efforts to provide the best care.”

Mick Ferris

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