Work starts on new £49-million project at Wexham Park hospital

Architect's impression Credit: Wexham Park Hospital

A ground breaking ceremony will be held at Wexham Park Hospital this morning to mark the start of building work on a new emergency department. Costing £49-million, it represents the biggest single investment in the hospital since it was built more than half a century ago.

The unit which includes an assessment centre is said to be one of the best and most innovative units of its kind in the NHS. The building project has been planned since Frimley Health took over managing the hospital in October 2014. It is due to be finished in late 2018.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Sir Andrew Morris said: "We have been planning this since 2014 so I'm really excited to be starting building work on something that will be a huge asset to the health of local people for decades to come. Locating assessment wards above the new Emergency Department will improve the experience and results for patients and will allow us to provide a higher quality of care more efficiently."