Phase Two of the Relocation of Services project at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital is now underway.
Work on the second phase began in February 2012, following the successful completion of Phase One in January 2012. Phase One involved the relocation of the oncology ward to an unused area of the hospital and Phase Two will now see a number of additional wards relocated to the same site.
The £3 million scheme comprises the relocation of the oncology, rheumatology and haematology wards, along with the construction of outpatient, inpatient and day-case facilities at the hospital. All of the new wards are being constructed to modernise and increase the size of the existing facilities.
Redevelopment work is largely taking place on the ground floor of the hospital and will include extensions on the southern facade to house en-suite accommodation. A major internal courtyard extension is also being constructed in order to form oncology day-case suites.
Additional work will update the plant works on the roof. Whilst this is taking place a number of small interconnecting works will run through the first floor, where facilities shall remain open and fully operational.
As part of Phase Two, an existing entrance to the oncology ward will also be fitted with a new glazed canopy and DDA power assisted doors.
Lindum Group Ltd is the main contractor on the project, whilst Globe Architects is the lead consultant and architect. The mechanical and electrical consultant is Pick Everard and the structural consultant is Capita Plc.
Globe Architects Managing Director, Andrew Ledbetter, said:
“We’ve enjoyed a long and valued relationship with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and we’re pleased to see it continue with this latest development at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.
“We’ve worked on a number of projects at this hospital, including the specialist MRI CT unit, the emergency care centre, the orthopaedic unit, the child development centre and a number of ward refurbishments.
“We enjoy working here and we understand the clinical standards that Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust are aiming to achieve. We work towards creating a balance between a functioning clinical environment and one that is comfortable for patients.”
Phase Two is scheduled for completion in July 2012.