Will there be much disruption
throughout the development?
The current high level of service will be
maintained throughout the development and the Trust will minimise
disruption for patients, visitors, staff and the local
How is this new development being paid
The New Hospitals Development began
during a period of time when the Government is committed to the
largest ever sustained increase in NHS spending. This funding,
combined with the Private Finance Initiative contributing around
£400 million to the scheme will ensure the funds to deliver the
quality and quantity of services needed.
What happened to the staff at other
By improving the range of healthcare services
we provide, the new hospitals offer our staff the opportunity
to expand their own personal training and career development. A new
hospital, a new direction - this is the career challenge our staff
have been waiting for. With this in mind we worked very hard
to recruit staff to help us. Nearly 2000 staff including nurses,
play specialists, clinicians and physiotherapists - the essence of
the Children's Hospitals - have relocated into the new home
for Manchester's paediatric health care.
If my child has a minor illness or
injury will I have to travel into the City to the new hospital for
treatment or can I still go to Booth Hall or Pendlebury?
The Accident & Emergency Department at
Booth Hall Children's Hospital saw more than 32,000 children each
year. Local services for children in Salford and North Manchester
are now provided in their respective localities. There is
also a large Paediatric Emergency Department at the new
hospital and observation beds to reduce the pressure on inpatient
services. The specialist diagnostic services such as radiology and
pathology offer a more integrated service as there is no
need to travel between different hospitals.
Where will I be able to park?
There is a new car park on the corner of
Upper Brook Street and Hathersage Road, providing over 1,600 new
spaces for staff, patients and visitors. It has 24 hour Security
Guard presence and has CCTV camera coverage. The ground floor is
dedicated parking for visitors with mobility difficulties.