Hull Royal Infirmary winter ward could be delayed

Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by KCFM

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Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals are struggling to find a construction company to carry out the work in time.

Hull Royal Infirmary are struggling to find a steel contractor to build a new ward for their predicted busy winter period.

They hope to provide an additional 100 beds to deal with the expected surge in demand, but have experienced a delay in finding a contractor for the work, due a boom in construction trade.

Duncan Taylor, Director of Estates Development at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says:

“We have a plan in place for what we expect to be yet another busy winter. The plan outlines how the Trust aims to deal with the surge in demand which hospitals regularly experience at this time of the year.

“The opening of a new ward at Hull Royal Infirmary is one of the arrangements we are putting in place as we aim to provide an additional 100 beds over the winter period.

“For this work to take place, a steel framework needs to be erected on top of the existing Ambulatory Care Unit.  We have experienced an initial delay in finding a contractor for this work due to a boom in trade amongst the construction sector regionally. The good news, however, is that we are now in discussion with a number of local contractors and hope to make a decision in the coming weeks.  This will enable us to progress the work with minimal delay.”

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Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by KCFM

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