New Stroke Ward, Pilgrim Hospital
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
A new stroke ward has opened at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, following a major refurbishment by Lindum. The unit has moved down a floor, to Ward 8B on the eighth level of the Sibsey Road main hospital tower block, as part of an ongoing capital investment project by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT)
The state-of-the-art ward offers patients 24 beds, with a bespoke thrombolysis room and rehabilitation gym and a suite of brand new computers. Work to transform the ward would usually take around 22 weeks but was completed by Lindum in just 14 weeks so the service could be up and running as soon as possible.
Contracts Manager Shaun Cass said the ward had been stripped back to its shell. “It has new walls, floors, doors and ceilings and also has new ventilation, sanitary ware and mechanical and electrical installations,” he said.
“A project such as this – on a live hospital site – involves constant communication with the client and it is vital that we keep them informed of the work we are doing and how we are doing it. Any interruption to services, such as cutting off the power, can become a life or death situation if you don’t have proper communication.
“The hospital staff seemed very happy with our work when we handed back the building, ready for the Trust to complete its clinical clean before the first patients arrived."