Gleeds appointed by trust to oversee construction work on unplanned care department and A&E reception
Gleeds has been appointed as cost manager for the development of a new unplanned care department and the upgrade of the accident and emergency (A&E) reception for Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The project, at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, follows the successful completion of a new clinical decision unit (CDU) and includes the conversion of the hospital’s old CDU into an unplanned treatment facility, as well as the refurbishment of the main A&E reception area. The renovation will increase triage efficiency and provide more-welcoming surroundings for patients.
Both projects will be undertaken in a live environment and Gleeds has been working closely with the trust’s project management team in order to carry out the works as quickly and efficiently as possible. A phased approach to the programme will ensure minimum disruption to patients, visitors and staff and enable patients to be seen by the most-appropriate clinical staff.
Gleeds has previously worked with the trust on a number of ward refurbishments and resilience projects such as the Electrical Infrastructure Strategy, which is currently at feasibility stage.
Commenting on the latest appointments, Roger Pulham, Gleeds’ director for health, said: “We are delighted to be involved with yet another project which will further enhance the facilities at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. This will help to dramatically improve the services and care provided to those using the hospital and we look forward to completing these new developments as soon as possible.”