Wednesday, January 27, 2016

News: Kier reach milestone at Rotherham’s new Emergency Centre

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Principal supply chain partner, Kier Construction has reached a significant milestone at the £12.2m Emergency Centre that is being built at Rotherham Hospital.

Hospital doctors and local GPs, accompanied by key partners of the project, gathered on the building site of the extension to give the newly erected steel frame the seal of approval. The steel work now clearly marks out the shape and size of the centre which is due to open in 2017.

The Emergency Centre is set to bring modern, enhanced expert healthcare to local people, enabling doctors and nurses from a range of medical and clinical backgrounds to work better together by sharing skills and resources to provide the best treatment for the patients of Rotherham. 

The new state-of-the-art centre is set to provide a better service for patients - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year all under one roof. It is being developed in partnership with NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and Care UK.

Kay Stenton, emergency care consultant at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Now that the Emergency Centre is taking physical shape we can really visualise how the building will look when it is finished."
The trust is under extreme pressures with a high volume of patients attending A&E. Staffed by highly skilled clinicians across the emergency department and primary care, the integration of skilled staff is expected to ensure that the most appropriate clinician will see the patient, reducing the need for handovers between staff and improving the patient flow.

Plans were drawn up by Gilling Dod Architects, working with Kier Construction who where selected via the ProCure21+ National Framework, and the new integrated service will comprise a two storey development with an overall floor area of approximately 1,850 sq m, linked to the main hospital. The ground floor will provide clinical accommodation and the upper floor will provide office and staff supporting accommodation. The new extension has been designed to complement the hospital's existing main entrance that was redeveloped in 2011.

Adjacent to the Moorgate site, Kier Construction is also leading on the multimillion pound rebuild at Oakwood High School

Kier Construction website
Rotherham Emergency Centre website

Images: Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

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