South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa, last week visited the newly opened ‘Phase 2’ development of the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS.
Leicester Royal Infirmary have completed a refurbishment of the old A&E department that hospital bosses have said will better the manage flow of people requiring treatment. Part of the new development is an Emergency Frailty Unit which will assist with the care of elderly and frail patients receiving A&E department.
Alberto said, “I was delighted to visit the Royal Infirmary’s excellent new Accident and Emergency wing on the 70th anniversary of the creation of our NHS. It was brilliant to see the newly opened part of this wing which has seen an extensive and very welcome investment in order to be properly equipped to continue provide a service to the people of Leicester and Leicestershire”
Mr Martin Traynor, Deputy Chairman of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said, “I was really pleased to welcome Alberto Costa MP to see Phase 2 of our new Emergency Floor. Last year he saw the Emergency Department before it opened and today he was able to see the completed project, that has brought our assessment units next to the Emergency Department to help improve both our processes and create a better environment for our emergency patients. During the visit he met with a number of our dedicated staff, who are really enthusiastic about the new working environment and the improved care they can deliver to our patients.”
Alberto concluded, “I should like to pay tribute to the tremendous work of our NHS staff to coincide with the 70th anniversary of our wonderful health service. The staff at the LRI are hugely dedicated to the brilliant cause of helping others, hence why I was delighted to see this very worthwhile and important investment in the LRI which will provide a more effective and efficient service for both staff and patients”.
Alberto is pictured above with Consultant Dr Lee Walker and Mr Martin Traynor, Deputy Chairman of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.