Pictures have been released of how a new modular build for Pilgrim Hospital is set to look when it is finished.
As reported in May, the hospital was given a share of £25 million by United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust for a major refurbishment project for its maternity and women and children’s services building.
Now artists’ impressions of how the £1.5 million investment in the Pilgrim Hospital tower building and the £3.7 million investment in a new modular clinical ward will look, have been released.
Plans for part of the building to be demolished and the staff ‘decanted’ are going well according to ULHT’s director of operations Tina White.
Mrs White said: “It’s progressing really well, we have now actually decanted most of the staff around the site where we need them.”
She acknowledged the build, which started in mid-September, had been delayed after surveys found damage to some of the flood drains which had to be repaired and it was hoped the works would be complete by end of Spring.
The tower block refurbishment aims to create a replacement clinical ward to the existing M2 facility.
The trust, with contractors Kier, is refurbishing part of the existing Level 1 floor, currently used for administration. There is set to be a ‘revitalised and comfortable environment’ for all users.
In line with government guidance there will also be capacity for bariatric patients.
The modular clinical ward will form an extension to the main hospital building and ULHT says it ‘will provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for all in a positive move away from the outdated facility that it replaces’.
Smaller works are also being carried out around the site including ward refurbishments, mechanical and electrical infrastructure, improved theatre ventilation, fire safety measures and roof repairs.