New Liverpool urgent care centre reaches key milestone

Aintree University Hospital has celebrated the completion of part of its new Urgent Care Trauma Centre (UCAT) with an official topping-out ceremony.

Date

October 20, 2014

LIVERPOOL – Aintree University Hospital has celebrated the completion of part of its new Urgent Care Trauma Centre (UCAT) with an official topping-out ceremony.

Designed by IBI Group, this ambitious £35-million ($62.3 million CDN) scheme will transform the hospital’s emergency and urgent care services, creating the most modern emergency department in the region and offering state-of-the-art facilities for patients.

The project milestone was marked by local Member of Parliament Steve Rotheram and Aintree’s Chief Executive, Catherine Beardshaw, sealing the roof of the new UCAT building.

“This is a significant and long-awaited development for Aintree University Hospital and the local community it serves,” said IBI Group’s Oliver Veitch-Smith. “We are working alongside the Trust to expand and upgrade their urgent care and trauma facilities; as well as providing them with a new-build critical care facility. Our design focus has been to ensure that all patients, some of whom are critically ill, receive the best possible care in a modern, purpose built environment.”

The spacious facility will enhance efficiency and service quality for staff, enabling nurses and clinical staff to treat patients and their families more effectively and with greater privacy and dignity.

The centre is due for completion in mid-2016, and has been enabled by a complex series of integrated redevelopment and refurbishment projects also designed by IBI Group. The main build includes a new 24- bed critical care unit, high dependency and acute assessment units, and associated CT Scanning suite and support facilities.

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