Hull Royal Infirmary To Get New Covid-19 Wards

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Hull Royal Infirmary To Get New Covid-19 Wards

Hull Royal Infirmary To Get New Covid-19 Wards

Hull Royal Infirmary is set to construct two new wards specifically for patients with Covid-19 in preparation for a second wave of infections, the Hull Daily Mail reported.

Chief executive of the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Chris Long explained the decision to construct the new wards in a video released earlier in July.

He explained that the trust had made plans for dealing with a second wave of infections, which will involve the construction work.

The two new wards will be built at the back of the tower block at Hull Royal Infirmary, with Mr Long commenting: “We intend to use those for respiratory patients with Covid and hopefully we won’t need anything like that capacity but we just need to be overprepared.”

At the end of last year, Hull Royal Infirmary saw a major construction project completed on its ground floor, which saw the diagnostic and assessment area at the hospital expanded, as well as introducing a new patient streaming area to help people be seen by the right healthcare professionals as quickly as possible.

That project cost £1.5 million and marked the completion of Phase 7 in a nine-year plan to overhaul the trust’s emergency department.

During this work, a new surgical ambulatory care unit was constructed, while the acute medical unit was extended and a new MRI centre and CT scan room were also created.

At the end of June, the government announced significant spending plans that were designed to kickstart the economy and, in particular, help the construction industry get building again.

Among the funding announced was £1.5 billion for hospital maintenance, with a focus on improving A&E capacity and eradicating mental health dormitories. The government also announced the creation of Project Speed, which is an infrastructure delivery task force that will help design and deliver new infrastructure projects more quickly.

The government committed to constructing 40 new hospitals around the country under these proposals, as well as rebuilding schools that are no longer fit for purpose.

Infrastructure projects were just one aspect of the construction work that the government announced it would support last month. House building is still high on the agenda, with the government unveiling a £12 billion affordable homes programme designed to support the construction of 180,000 affordable homes for sale and rent in the next eight years.

A number of regions in the Midlands and north of England also received funds from the government’s £400 million brownfield land fund to help them deliver 24,000 new homes.

The regions set to benefit from this cash are Greater Manchester, West Midland, West Yorkshire, Sheffield City Region, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne and Tees Valley.

Those in the construction industry have been getting back to work in recent weeks since the strictest lockdown conditions were eased in England. The sector will certainly benefit from government support during this period.

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