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Heart Service Relocation

Newsdate: 14th May 2010

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce that the Coronary Care Unit (heart services) is to be relocated at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan. The work began this week, and is expected to be completed by December 2010. The build, which has a cost of £1.35m, will allow the modernisation of the unit, and will provide additional bed spaces and treatment areas. The new environment will also provide excellent facilities for patients, visitors and staff. Pictured are members of the Trust Executive team, Medical Consultants, Clinical Staff and Contractors
Carolyn Dereszkiewicz, Matron, Cardiology Services, said: “The new Coronary Care Unit will be a state-of-the-art facility, which will provide our patients with cutting edge technology, and the ability to provide gold standard care. Patients across the borough will certainly benefit from this project.”

Ian Bradley, Head of Capital and Property Services said; “This project will further enhance the quality of accommodation facilities and the environment for both patients and staff.”

Spencer Lee, Managing Director of contractors Naylor and Walkden Ltd, added; “It is excellent to be starting on such a prestigious project on the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary site. Naylor and Walkden Ltd have a long history, working on similar projects with the Trust.”