Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) and Emergency Department (ED)

 

Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) and Emergency Department (ED)

A new, dedicated Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) is being built at Ipswich Hospital. This will be next to a new Emergency Department (ED) in the area currently occupied by trauma and orthopaedics and the fracture clinic.

Hospitals can be a scary and disorientating experience for some of our patients, so the Ipswich Hospital team want to make it as easy as possible. All of our walk in patients will come through a single door ‘walk in service’. Our clinicians will then help them to be seen by the right team.

The UTC will offer treatment for a range of urgent but non-life threatening conditions. The ED will focus on those patients that are seriously injured and most critically ill.

After this building project the next steps will be the development of a new musculoskeletal department. This new suite will bring together the bones, joints and muscle specialties. This means that rheumatology, trauma and orthopaedics and the spinal service will be all in one place, at the landmark Garrett Anderson building. This will provide a better environment for our patients and colleagues.

The new ED and UTC will be open in 2023.

Illustration of the new main entrance and ED at Ipswich Hospital

Design for main entrance, UTC and ED

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