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Work to start on new ward at Scarborough Hospital
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the commencement of the construction of a brand new £5 million ward at Scarborough Hospital.
Maple 2 will be constructed on top of the existing Maple ward which opened in October 2010.
The new ward will have around 30 beds, over fifty percent of which will be single rooms. The design of the ward incorporates best practice in clinical layout and in order to try and blend in with the landscape the external appearance of the ward will be partially clad in colours to match surrounding developments.
Work began today (28 April 2014) with the ward due to open in January 2015. It will open as a surgical facility allowing the old Haldane ward, which is located in the North Wing to close.
James Hayward, Programme Director Capital and Infrastructure, explained: “The commencement of this project shows further investment in the Scarborough Hospital site.
“This is a significant capital investment by the Trust to improve clinical accommodation for our patients. Maple 2 will not only provide top quality accommodation but will be a state-of-the-art environment designed for reducing operating costs.
During the initial construction period Maple ward will close for approximately 20 weeks, it will undergo a minor refurbishment to refresh the environment and patients will be relocated to other ward areas.
The main contractor is Kier and the cost of construction is in the region of £5 million.
28 April 2014