Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Construction gets underway to create new multi-million pound Emergency Department in Boston

Work has begun on constructing the new multi-million pound Emergency Department at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

The demolition of the building next to the existing Emergency Department has been completed, foundations have been poured and the concrete infrastructure is being installed for the two-storey new build extension.

Once the concrete floors, stairwells, lift shafts and other structural elements are in place, the exterior brickwork, walls and windows will be installed. Work will then begin on the interior and once completed the current Emergency Department will then relocate into this area early next year.

This will then enable practically everything to be demolished, replaced and transformed in the current department, before the two areas merge in 2026.

Once completed, the finished transformation will see the new department more than treble in size and include state-of-the-art innovations and infection prevention control measures. It will also have more cubicles to treat patients and a larger resuscitation zone for the sickest patients.

It will also include a separate area dedicated to providing emergency care for the hospital’s youngest patients and their families.

There will also be a dedicated calm space away from the busier areas of the main department where trained staff will be able to provide mental health support to patients.

To support the Emergency Department the new build will also have a new X-ray and CT scanner to perform the necessary diagnostics to help assess patients. There will also be more training spaces available to help staff develop.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Chief Executive, Andrew Morgan, said: “This is a really exciting stage of the transformation as we are seeing the construction work developing out of the ground. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it is great for everyone to see the progress that is being made.

“I would also like to thank all of our patients, visitors and staff for their understanding and support. This is just the start of our transformation journey and we could not do it without your ongoing co-operation.

“By working together, we are going to give our patients and staff the first-class Emergency Department that they need and deserve for the future.”

 

Image courtesy of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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