Kier completes new unit for York Hospital
Kier has completed the construction of a new Endoscopy Unit at York Hospital on behalf of the York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with the unit itself becoming one of the biggest and most advanced unit in the country.
Both Kier and York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been in a partnership for some 15 years now and have marked their 15 year anniversary with the completion of the Endoscopy Unit which presides on top of the existing physiotherapy building.
The new unit comprises of two storeys and possesses a connecting bridge between itself and the main body of the hospital, featuring distinct gold coloured cladding on the outside and with the design for the unit proving to be complex during the process of construction, as the building was land locked on three sides and could only be built out form the furthest point.
The new unit will help to increase the hospital’s capacity for endoscopy services by increasing the number of available rooms for such procedures from three to seven, accommodating the rising demand for these types of operations and likewise maintaining a consistent flow of patients without becoming overrun.
The Managing Director at Kier Regional Building Northern, John O’Callaghan stated: “Completing this project has seen us celebrate 15 years of working with the York Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. We’re delighted to have been a part of such a fantastic project and we look forward to seeing the unit opened to the public in September.”
The Director of Estates and Facilities for York Hospital, Brian Golding added: “This is an exciting development for the Trust and it will transform our service into a centre of excellence for endoscopy, providing enhanced high quality care to our patients.”
In addition to this project, Kier has various other schemes underway across the county of Yorkshire such as the PET MRI scheme in Sheffield which will entail construction of a two-storey concrete framed extension to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
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