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Developments at Torbay Hospital

The main entrance at Torbay Hospital is closing from Tuesday 26 May as part of plans to provide a new Critical Care Unit. A temporary main entrance to the hospital will be available via level two Outpatients.
 
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Torbay Hospital, is undertaking a £14.5million project to deliver a new Critical Care Unit (CCU), dedicated facilities for relatives, and a main entrance with a café, shop and additional public amenities. The temporary relocation of the hospital’s main entrance will be for the duration of the building project, which will be completed by late 2016.
 
In the new CCU will be 14 beds that have all the associated technology and equipment required to provide a modern, patient-focused environment. There will also be a new health and wellbeing zone where people can receive advice, support and carer liaison services.
 
Mairead McAlinden, chief executive of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are committed to investing in the best possible care for our patients, visitors and staff.
 
“The hospital’s current 10-bed Critical Care Unit is now nearly 30 years old and, while the unit supports our patients to a high standard, it’s now time to enhance these facilities and ensure they are fit for the future. The new CCU will provide many benefits to our patients, including increased capacity, improved patient privacy and dignity, ample space for visitors, improved patient observation and the provision of natural light to all the bed spaces.

“I would like to apologise for any inconvenience you may experience during this time and thank you for your understanding while we work towards building a healthier future for our patients, visitors and staff.”
 
The hospital’s League of Friends is aiming to raise £1.6million to fund the new CCU with the latest high-tech equipment. More information can be found on the League’s website here.