The Emergency Village team held a summit this week to discuss a variety of topics ahead of the new Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) currently being built and due to open in August 2022.
Held at the Village Hotel, guests and speakers came from across the Trust and across the country with the NHS England and NHS Improvement national SDEC team inputting regularly to the proceedings.
Same Day Emergency Care is being rolled out nationally. Under the NHS Long Term Plan, all hospitals with a Type 1 Emergency Department like Blackpool Victoria Hospital, will provide Same Day Emergency Care for medical and surgical patients it is proposed at Blackpool Victoria Hospital it will be a 24/7 service.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will meet this requirement in a phased manner with a programme of Phase 1 works that began in September 2021.
There is currently an interim medical SDEC in modular building at the Whinpark 2 car park with the interim surgical SDEC in Ward 18. These arrangements which will stay in place until the Critical Care building, which is currently under construction, is ready for operation in August 2022. It will then become a medical and surgical Same Day Emergency Care and will operate with a new combined SDEC.
What is Same Day Emergency Care? He showed a new video explaining the role of SDEC which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rokhVD_1XSE
A 3D flythrough of the new SDEC department can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBLHp8OYF58 and further details of the Summit and Emergency Village progress to date, here: https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/emergency-village/