New Main Entrance
Project Status: Completed May 2017
Our new main entrance opened in May 2017, providing a welcoming, light, and modern main entrance into the hospital. Complete with a Costa Coffee, Subway and Little Fresh convenience store, the main entrance features important patient and visitor amenities such as seating areas, a manned reception desk and a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) lounge.
The main entrance is located directly opposite our main multi-storey car park (car park D) and is connected to our Outpatients building via a link corridor.
Project Status: Completed February 2017
Our Academic Centre, developed as part of our joint medical school venture with the University of Buckingham, was opened in February 2018 by HRH the Duke of Kent and university Vice-Chancellor Sir Antony Seldon.
This building will allow us to attract, train and retain the doctors and nurses of tomorrow. Included in the building is a 200-seated lecture theatre, state-of-the-art simulation theatres and classrooms.
Project Status: Completed February 2020
The newest arrival to our site is the Cancer Centre which opened in 2020. The £15m facility enables us to significantly enhance the cancer treatment and support that we are able to offer patients in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
Our Cancer Centre brings together under one roof all the cancer services which were previously provided across three locations on the hospital site. It offers oncology, clinical haematology and cancer-related chemotherapy services, inpatient and outpatient services alongside a wellbeing support, allowing MKUH to significantly improve the quality of its cancer services to patients whilst also helping to increase capacity. Construction is now underway to provide a Radiotherapy Centre as part of our cancer treatment services.
Project Status: Completed January 2022
Commonly referred to as platform 9 3/4, we have created additional office capacity in the two floors located above our cardiology building to free up space for clinical activities across the rest of the site. The new office space allows us to expand the services that we deliver to our patients without the need for staff to move off-site.
Built over two floors, the new offices will be able to safely accommodate over 100 members of staff, with colleagues able to work collaboratively in the open plan environments.
Project Status: Completed October 2022
The Maple Centre provides dedicated space for both medicine and surgical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) pathways to the population of Milton Keynes. The unit provides the following benefits:
- Improve access to hospital services for primary care (e.g. access to a consultant geriatrician)
- A central facility to provide senior clinical input for patients with ambulatory sensitive conditions and the frail elderly
- Reduces reliance on escalation areas providing better care for patients
- Avoids admissions allowing the Trust to repatriate elective activity
SDEC activity refers to patients who can be seen/treated within the same day without the need for admission. SDEC also supports early facilitated discharge for patients who would otherwise need a longer stay as an inpatient.
Upstairs, Maple Centre has a 26 bedded ward which will provide specialist care for those patients who require additional treatment. The ward will be known as Maple Centre Ward 1.