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North Mid A&E redevelopment scoops first prize for efficiency

North Mid A&E redevelopment scoops first prize for efficiency

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The redevelopment of North Mid’s emergency department has won top prize in the Building Better Healthcare 2019 Awards for best example of efficiencies.

The joint entry between North Mid, architects Murphy Phillips, and our estates partner Bouygues, was also singled out for commendation in the “clinicians’ choice” category.

The major redesign, which was carried out in just three months at the end of 2018, was designed to help hospital staff and other healthcare professionals see and care for more patients, more quickly. It included a reconfiguration of the physical A&E layout around the new clinical model introduced earlier in the year

North Mid’s A&E is one of the busiest in London, with more than 600 people arriving each day for urgent treatment and care. The redevelopment project was delivered while the department remained fully open, with staff continuing to see more than 55,000 patients throughout the project’s implementation.

Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, Maria Kane, said:

“I am thrilled for the team who worked so hard to ensure this major project ran so smoothly, and proud of the high quality partnership between the Trust and our partners, which helped its success.

“More than 100 staff and contractors worked around the clock to ensure the redevelopment was completed in time for Christmas last year, and I’m delighted their hard work has been marked with this award. Much more important, however, is that the redevelopment of our A&E is continuing to benefit our patients, who are seen more quickly, in a better environment, which helps them get the care and treatment they need faster.”