Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals looking to convert old storerooms into additional ward space

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Published: Friday 26th June 2015 by KCFM

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HEY Hospitals NHS Trust say they’re considering transforming storerooms into additional bed spaces to meet the current shortage.

They’ve already identified a further 22 inpatient beds which they believe will help ease pressure during times of high demand.

Staff will be consulted before any work begins, but they’re anticipating an extra one or two beds per ward using space previously used as storage or offices.

A spokesman for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said in a statement:

“Work to identify extra bed capacity within the HRI tower block has recently been carried out, and we are pleased to say that we have identified space for a further 22 inpatient beds. An increase in bed capacity of this scale would help to ease pressure at times of high demand, and make best use of the limited space we have available on the Hull Royal Infirmary site.

“We will be talking to staff and conducting a final review before any work begins, but we anticipate one or two additional beds per ward using space previously used as offices or for storage.”

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Published: Friday 26th June 2015 by KCFM

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