Healthcare Partnership hands over to South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust.
HILLSBOROUGH, 19-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The GRAHAM-Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP) has successfully completed the new Inpatient Ward Block project, which is the initial phase of the extensive £261m Phase B Redevelopment Programme at the Ulster Hospital.
The handover of the new £85m 30,000m2 Inpatient Ward Block (IWB) is a major milestone in the provision of the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust’s (SEHSCT) new single, acute hospital.
The seven storey building will provide 12 inpatient wards comprising 288 ensuite bedrooms, a new day procedure unit including 4 state of the art operating Theatres, and an Endoscopy suite where patients will have the opportunity to have a broad range of procedures completed without having to stay in hospital overnight. The building will also provide a new cardiac cath lab and pharmacy departments.
Peter Reavey, GBHP Director, said: “We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone. Having commenced the project in 2013, through successful partnering with the Trust, the Design Team and our supply chain, we achieved close collaboration with all the necessary stakeholders. We feel that by this collaboration we have helped to deliver innovation, value and efficiency on one of the most prestigious healthcare framework projects in the UK and Ireland. We look forward to continuing to build on these relationships in the second phase of the Programme for the delivery of the new £95m Acute Services Block which, when complete in Autumn 2019, will be adjacent to the completed IWB facility.”
Naomi Dunbar, Assistant Director of Strategic and Capital Development at the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, commented at the IWB handover: “The practical completion of the inpatient ward block is a momentous occasion for securing the future of the Trust’s single acute Hospital. On behalf of the SEHSCT I would like to take the opportunity to thank GRAHAM-Bam Healthcare Partnership for their efforts in reaching handover today. The Trust is delighted with the new building and looks forward to commissioning and opening the new facility to patients in Spring 2017.”
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