Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Meeting the winter demand
Norwich University hospital approached us when they required additional capacity during the busy winter period. We provided one of our three-trailer mobile medical facilities, which attached directly to the hospitals main A&E building. The mobile unit provided an additional 3 treatment rooms, a dirty utility area, extra waiting space and much needed patient toilet facilities.
Patients who had been assessed by the Trust's triage department and had their symptoms confirmed as none life threatening where treated on board the mobile urgent care centre.
Chris Carney, Associate Medical Director of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust said; “This will help to take pressure off the hospital, so their staff can focus on looking after people who really need their support - those who are seriously ill or injured.”
1 in 5 patients were referred out of A&E to the mobile urgent care unit – around 20 each day
Funded by NHS England as part of winter pressure initiative
A&E managers confirmed the mobile unit made a noticeable difference to acute care