New A&E department finally opens
Work on Croydon University Hospital’s brand new £21m A&E department has finally been completed.
The new emergency department opened its doors to the public for the first time on in December.
It was originally due to open back in March 2017, but the project has been beset by delays. Problems with contractors, asbestos and water pipes were blamed for the delays.
Announcing the opening, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said it would offer “modern, high-quality facilities” to Croydon patients.
The Trust added that the new A&E has been designed by doctors and nurses at the hospital to create “the best environment in which to care for patients”.
The previous emergency department had been heavily criticised by inspectors on several occasions, having been built to cope for far fewer patients than ended up being treated there every day.
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