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Healthcare project fast tracked to support COVID-19 patients

Altagelvin Covid-19 ward

We are really proud of our Healthcare and Belfast Team in delivering the Ward Accommodation for Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Derry~Londonderry, over two months ahead of schedule.

As part of the hospital’s North Wing development, the construction of the new wards was advanced to provide additional hospital bed space during the COVID’19 pandemic.

Nicola McKay, HLM Studio Director, commented, “It is a source of great pride to see the dedication and commitment of our team come to the fore during extremely challenging circumstances, working together to ensure the successful speedy delivery of the wards in Altnagelvin.

“Originally the wards were due to complete in June 2020, but we are delighted to see that the three new wards are available to those who need them most during this time. On that note, we are also keen to thank all the fantastic frontline healthcare staff for their bravery and resilience.”

Western Trust Chief Executive, Dr Anne Kilgallen, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved for the significant effort undertaken to bring this invaluable space into operation as quickly as possible. Particular thanks goes to Farrans Construction, their sub contractors and supply chain, for their support and commitment to delivering this for the hospital, in the face of extreme challenges to the construction sector. I would also like to thank the Design Team, led by HLM architects, CPD Health Project Team and the Trust’s own Strategic Capital Development team, for all their hard work and personal efforts.

“In what are very demanding times, the three new wards will allow us to provide clinical care and treatment to our patients in single ensuite rooms. This will improve the quality and experience for our patients, whilst support staff in their roles.”

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altnagelvin north block
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