Wexham Park Hospital £49 million project is well underway

The new facility will also invest millions to upgrade women's services Credit: Artist's Impression: Wexham Park Hospital

Residents in Berkshire will soon benefit from a new emergency department and assessment centre at Wexham Park hospital, as hospital bosses update local residents on the building progress.

Building work on the facility is currently underway, following a £49 million investment. A further £10 million will be spent on upgrading women's services at the site.

The project represents the biggest single investment in the hospital since it was built more than half a century ago. Bosses at the NHS Trust are expected to give more details at its annual AGM meeting on Tuesday evening.

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.

The trust has also been granted planning permission, subject to conditions, to rebuild Heatherwood Hospital. This project will see a state-of-the-art elective care and diagnostic centre created in woodland close to where the current hospital stands, at a cost of £90 million.