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Further services to open at Wexham Park’s new emergency centre

More patients will be cared for inside Wexham Park Hospital’s £49m new emergency centre from this weekend as further services come online. The acute assessment unit (AAU) for patients who are expected to be ready to go home within 24 hours will open on Saturday. With space for 26 beds and eight assessment trolleys, it will be located on the first floor of the state-of-the-art ...

Trailblazing the redesign of neurological services

Patients who suffer from neurological conditions including, Parkinson’s disease; Multiple Sclerosis; Epilepsy and Headache and Migraine conditions are set to benefit from improved care and treatment following a complete redesign of the local area’s neurological clinical services, in what is believed to be one of the first integrated community based models of neurological care i ...

Public Health England launches 'Cervical Screening Saves Lives' campaign

Public Health England (PHE) has today, Tuesday 5 March 2019, launched the major new national campaign ‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’, to increase the number of women attending their cervical screening across England. The campaign will encourage women to respond to their cervical screening invitation letter, and if they missed their last screening, to book an appointment at t ...

Frimley Health and Care Flying the Flag at launch of new Apprenticeship Scheme

Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week - 4-8 March 2019 - Frimley Health and Care ICS has launched an exciting new apprentice scheme. The brand new scheme has been designed as a ‘rotational’ programme; a completely new and innovative approach, that allows apprentices to have broader exposure to health and social care career opportunities.  Nikki Morgan, Learning and Dev ...

Hospital's new £49m emergency assessment centre opens

Wexham Park Hospital’s £49m new emergency assessment centre (EAC) has welcomed its first patients. The medical and surgical short stay units on the second floor of the building officially opened on Saturday 23 February. They provide short periods of care for patients who are expected to be ready to be discharged within 72 hours, or up to 96 hours for surgical patients. Commi ...

Volunteers sought for Slough’s new emergency department

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for volunteers to help support patients in its new state-of-the-art emergency department (ED) when it opens at Wexham Park Hospital in April. The new emergency assessment centre will be one of the finest facilities of its kind in the NHS, improving the hospital experience for patients and providing a better working environment f ...

Green Light for Heatherwood Hospital

Building work on a new Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot is starting, giving more local people access to state-of-the-art healthcare services on their doorstep for decades to come. The Board of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust announced today (Friday 11 January) that construction of the £98m development can now begin and the new hospital should be complete by late 2021. Dr Tim ...

New Frimley Health and Care system leader announced

Fiona Edwards has today been announced as the new leader for the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS). Fiona will continue with her role as Chief Executive of Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and will succeed Sir Andrew Morris, who took up a new role on the board of NHS Improvement at the end of 2018. As the lead for the Frimley Health and ...

NHS Long Term Plan

NHS England has this morning published the Long Term Plan, setting out the objectives and priorities for the next 10 years. There is a special dedicated website set up for the plan, including case studies, supporting information and a summary document. Click here to go to the website. Click here to download the plan. ...

A year in review, by Sir Andrew Morris

2018 was another positive year for health and social care across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System. We continued to make the most of the opportunity to reshape the way that local people can stay well, access care and treatment, and remain out of hospital with the right help and support that they need. Staff from across all of our partners are having a real imp ...