Morgan Sindall wins multi-million expansion project at Crawley Hospital
Morgan Sindall has been appointed to re-model and construct two essential clinical units at Crawley Hospital.
The project is already underway and includes a £5 million re-modelling of the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and a £3 million Sub-Acute Care Ward at the hospital on West Green Drive. It was commissioned by NHS Property Services through the development company, West Sussex Community Solutions.
The UCC will be used to treat patients with illness and injuries that are not life threatening, such as minor burns, broken bones, chest infections, nausea, sprains, bites and stings. The centre will also provide a six bed Clinical Assessment Unit (CAU) and an improved treatment and waiting area for children.
The CAU will be situated in the lower ground floor of the hospital, a large area which had been used to house medical records.
Morgan Sindall is also constructing a state-of-the-art Sub-Acute Ward at Crawley Hospital which will accommodate 26 patients. The project team is transforming a vacant space located on the sixth floor of red wing to create a bright and modern ward for rehabilitation and treatment. The refurbishment will also see the Morgan Sindall project team cut through the existing building and install a special skylight, which will fill the new ward with natural daylight. The new ward will be completed in December 2016.
Ketan Kansagra, Clinical Director at Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group, commented: “We are pleased to be working with Morgan Sindall and West Sussex Community Solutions on this ambitious refurbishment project. The planned improvements will help save hundreds of patients each year from travelling to hospitals further afield, bringing services closer to the communities they serve and alleviating the pressure on A&E departments in the process.”
Julien Jones, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re enormously proud to be part of the transformation of Crawley Hospital. The improved UCC will be hugely beneficial to patients, creating a larger local provision for people seeking urgent medical treatment.
“The expansion has been designed with the utmost attention to detail and patients will experience a bright and spacious welcoming environment with an increased level of privacy as well as capacity.
“Morgan Sindall is well versed in delivering projects of this nature and we’re looking forward to completing both essential clinical units by early 2017.”
Morgan Sindall is also delivering new fire prevention systems throughout the red wing at Crawley Hospital. The project includes the installation of mechanical fire doors and a new ventilation system which can both be automatically shut off in the event of a fire.
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