Ayr & Crosshouse Hospitals Emergency and Assessment Units
Building for Better Care
The Emergency Department (ED) and Combined Assessment Unit (CAU) development at University Hospital Ayr provides a fully integrated “front-door” for urgent and emergency services at a large general hospital.
The project was delivered as part of NHS Ayrshire & Arran Board’s ‘Building for Better Care’ programme of investment in response to the Scottish Government’s requirement to modernise “front door” facilities at both University Hospital Crosshouse and University Hospital Ayr to improve effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery in line with new models of care and up to date working practices.
Crosshouse, Ayr, UK
NHS Ayrshire & Arran
The development at Ayr encompasses extension and refurbishment of the existing hospital building to provide Adult and Paediatric Accident & Emergency (A&E), Minor Injury unit, Doctors-On-Call services, additional imaging. The development adds a CAU, providing a 12 place ambulatory care area and 29 in-patient bedrooms, consolidating and relocating existing assessment functions adjacent to the ED to facilitate a single point of access to unscheduled care at the hospital. A future phase will provide a new Critical Care Unit.