P+HS working with Offsite Construction Specialists McAvoy

14.11.18

We are delighted to be working with The McAvoy Group on a new wing for Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital.  McAvoy are providing an advanced offsite construction solution to reduce the build programme by half, to less than 12 months. 

P+HS Project Director James Almond commented, “We are delighted to be working with McAvoy on this innovative project.  We have worked closely with the Trust and McAvoy on the technical and clinical challenges whilst maintaining the design ethos of the original hospital.’‘

The £15m development will see the creation of an Ambulatory Care Unit providing medical, surgical and nurse practitioner-led care.  As well as providing a more relaxed environment for patients, the new unit will help to ease congestion in the Emergency Department and reduce the need for hospital admissions. 

Dr Eliot Sykes, Clinical Director for Surgery and Elective Care at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said, “The new  ambulatory care unit is fantastic news for the Trust and will make an immediate and very real difference to our patients. Once open, it will significantly enhance our ability to manage peaks in demand whilst still providing dedicated ambulatory care. We are very much looking forward to the project being finished and are grateful that it will be finished so quickly.”

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