Northampton General will receive £15.9 million to build a new on site critical care facility thanks to capital funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to upgrade and improve NHS buildings.
NGH will use the funding to build a new 24 bed critical care unit which will be located next to the new South Entrance which is currently under construction. This unit will care for those patients who need specialist intensive care.
Deborah Needham, Hospital CEO at NGH, said “We’re delighted that we have been awarded with this funding to build our new critical care facility.
“This facility is vital for the safety of our patients, so being able to provide care in a new and improved space will ensure we can provide an enhanced patient experience. For our critical care team this news will also provide a much needed boost following a challenging year”.
Building works are already underway for the new development and the new unit is due to open in 2021