A newly refurbished resuscitation room has been officially opened in the Accident and Emergency department at Lincoln County Hospital.
The new unit is part of a £500,000 A&E improvement project by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).
The project has also included a newly refurbished bay area to assess patients brought into A&E.
In addition, the waiting room area of the department has been renovated to include new seating areas.
Officially opening the new resuscitation room was Rosie Brennan, the longest serving staff member of the department.
The layout of the new four-bedded resuscitation room was designed in collaboration with the University of Lincoln to maximise efficiency when treating seriously injured patients.
The university is also developing a training suite with the same layout as the bays of the resuscitation room.
This will provide an ideal training environment for teaching medical and nursing staff to manage seriously sick and injured patients more efficiently.
The room will also enable the hospital to become part of the new East Midlands Regional Trauma Network.
The network ensures that all critically ill patients have equal access to the highest standard of care and treatment, regardless of which critical care unit they are admitted to across the East Midlands.
Clinicians in the network are also able to share best practice and promote best quality care.
Sean Morton, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln, demonstrated one of the simulators, which will be used to help train the A&E staff to use the new environment.
A&E consultant Ben Loryman said: “This is a significant development for the hospital which we hope will help us to provide excellent emergency care for our patients for many years to come.”