Work has been completed on a new unit at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust which is aimed at relieving pressure on the trust’s accident and emergency department.

The new surgical clinical decisions unit will extend the existing A&E department at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, providing a dedicated area for patients requiring urgent surgical assessment and treatment, staffed by specialist nurses and clinicians.

The SCDU provides 18 trolleys and a waiting area with six chairs, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.