TWO new wards have opened this week at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, providing an extra 33 beds.

The two new wards opened in the Aconbury Building as part of ongoing refurbishment works to the building.

The extra wards bring much-needed additional capacity to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, helping to ensure patients are cared for in the right place and in a timely manner.

Halesowen News:

Staff welcomed the first patients to Aconbury 2 ward on Monday morning and to Aconbury 3 on Tuesday.

Aconbury 2 will care for general medical patients, while Aconbury 3 will work as a nephrology ward, caring for patients with renal failure.

Despite the extreme weather conditions across the region, staff from all departments worked together to ensure the wards were opened as planned.

Matron for the new wards, Vikki Aston said: “We are delighted we can open these extra beds on the Worcester site.

"The positive impact this will have for our patients is immeasurable.

"Thank you to all the staff that have gone above and beyond to ensure this project has run smoothly.”