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Work commences on Scarborough maternity theatre 

Work has commenced on a major refurbishment of the Maternity Theatre at Scarborough Hospital.

The theatre, which is used for a range of emergency and planned procedures associated with childbirth, will undergo a complete refurbishment – an investment of just under £1 million. 

The work will involve a total refurbishment of the theatre. The outdated engineering systems will be replaced and improvements will be made to the overall layout and design of the theatre and associated rooms.

James Hayward, Programme Director for Capital Projects, explained: "This is an important project for the Trust.  We are committed to the continued improvement of the patient environment at Scarborough Hospital,

“Some of the systems we are replacing are nearly 30 years old; it is time that they are brought up to modern day standards.”

The project which has been carefully planned over the past year has required the close co-operation of senior clinical and midwifery staff to ensure the Trust can execute the work safely and with minimal disruption to patients.

James continued: “We have recommissioned an operating theatre to give us the capacity we need whilst the works are being undertaken which will take 20 weeks to complete."

Mr Booth, Consultant Obstetrician, said: “This is an exciting development for the maternity service with a major refurbishment of the theatre facilities allowing high quality surgical care for our patients.

“All staff are to be commended on the work they've undertaken to provide safe alternative theatre availability while the work is completed.”

20 November 2013

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