Current Estates Work

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Current Estates Work

To ensure the structural stability of the hospital, our estates and facilities subsidiary AGH Solutions is working with the Trust on an extensive programme of maintenance work to help us tackle the worst affected areas first.

This work includes a programme of ward decants, where an empty ward is used to house another ward, so that the ward that has moved can be temporarily closed for structural repairs. This means that some services have moved either permanently or temporarily to other parts of the hospital. More information about the current estates work is below.

Service moves

A number of service moves have taken place to allow work to be carried out in the wards to structurally support the RAAC.

Intensive Care Unit

The Intensive Care Unit has permanently moved from ward 16 to ward 25 in the new modular building located at C29. More information about the new Intensive Care Unit can be found here.

Respiratory Ward

The respiratory ward is currently based in the ward 26, in the new modular building that also houses the Intensive Care Unit at location C29.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy services are being delivered from a combination of venues on-site including the temporary Vanguard unit in the labour ward car park; please see your appointment letter for details of where your appointment will be taking place. Endoscopy services will be returning to ward 8 later this year.

Temporary Ward Closures

Wards 8 (endoscopy), 16 (former ICU – now located at C29) and 19 (former Haematology and Oncology department – now located at A18 ) are currently closed so structural work can be carried out.

Contractors have been stripping out the interiors before installing specially designed steelwork, and then the wards will be returned to a useable condition.

Every effort is being made to keep disruption to a minimum, and we thank you for your patience while this essential work is being carried out.

New office building

Artist’s impression of the new building:

You may notice some construction work taking place near to the diabetes centre and mobility services. This is happening because we have started work on a new office block for staff. The office block will allow us to free-up much needed space in the hospital to allow us to maintain pace in the programme of ward decants. Work so far has included creating a new path to the diabetes centre entrance, allowing patients easier access from the roadside. A new ambulance bay and three patient drop-off bays have also been created.

As building work takes place there will be some general construction noise around the site until the building is complete in the spring. We appreciate your ongoing patience as this work takes place.