A £48million project to revamp accident and emergency services at Leicester Royal Infirmary will make the department "fit for the future", bosses have said.
Hospital director Kate Shields told ITV News Central that the plan would ensure patients got the best possible treatment for decades to come.
Leicester Royal Infirmary has unveiled plans for a £48 million revamp of its A&E department.
The hospital says it is because its Accident and Emergency department was built to cope with 100,000 patients a year, but now deals with 160,000.
Bosses are due to discuss the plans tomorrow.