New Peterborough City Hospital modular buildings proposed to divert A&E patients

Plans for new modular buildings at Peterborough City Hospital have been submitted to “divert patient flow” at A&E.

Friday, 12th February 2021, 5:02 am

The application has been submitted to Peterborough City Council for approval.

It states: “On behalf of Peterborough City Hospital, I am writing to apply for planning permission to insert two modular buildings in internal courtyards within the hospital footprint.

“In response to Covid-19 the hospital needs to space out and divert patient flow in the Emergency Department (ED).

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“The two new modulars will improve current ED capacity and service to the local community.”

The council will now decide whether to approve the application.

Asked for further information, Graham Wilde, chief operating officer for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City Hospital, said: “The trust has submitted a planning application for two modulars at Peterborough City Hospital.

“This is part of a project to reconfigure our urgent and emergency care facilities to provide a new model of patient-centred care.

“Both modular units are expected to be in place by late spring.”