STRUCTURE: Aintree University Hospitals Foundation Trust today reported it had received planning permission for £20m of new facilities for patients requiring urgent hospital care.

The Aintree University Hospital A&E department will be extended to allow more room for patients receiving treatment and new ‘see and treat’ rooms will be built to help the flow of patients through the department, the trust said in a statement.

The Critical Care Department will also be expanded to allow an additional 24 beds, and the Fracture Clinic will move into a new purpose-built department to improve access for patients.

The trusts cardiology department will also be centralised to ensure greater access between the department and coronary care, it added.

The project will be self-funded by the trust as part of a long term hospital-wide development.

Taylor Young has carried out the architectural design work on the scheme and will be working with BAM Construction which has been appointed to deliver the project on site.