MTX celebrates success with latest project wins in the North-West of England
MMC healthcare specialist, MTX, is celebrating its two latest project wins in the North-West, at the Royal Bolton Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital. Both theatre projects will enable the hospitals to expand their facilities and will assist in increasing hospital capacity. The new theatres will help to reduce the backlog of appointments gained during the pandemic – ultimately helping to achieve the NHS’s Elective Recovery Plan – to address COVID-19 backlogs and eliminate two-year waiting times by July 2022.
This is MTX’s second project with Royal Bolton Hospital – having previously delivered a urology department and A&E extension back in 2018. This new project is a single-storey theatre development, encompassing two theatres with all necessary ancillary, ward accommodation and plant room.
Clatterbridge Hospital, located on The Wirral includes the delivery of a two-storey scheme comprising of two theatres, a twelve-bay recovery suite, first-floor plant room, plus all the necessary ancillary required at the hospital.
Royal Bolton Hospital is expanding to allow other facilities to be refurbished, similarly Clatterbridge Hospital requires additional capacity for both normal and planned operations.
The need for additional capacity at hospitals including Royal Bolton and Clatterbridge, is crucial to address the impact of the pandemic which has delayed operations, treatments and most recently, cancer checks. There has been an increase in referrals now that restrictions have lifted, although charities have warned of the devastating impact the pandemic has had on cancer care.
The NHS has laid out that it will increase capacity to deliver more procedures and scans in each of the hospitals over the next three years, with the aim of delivering approximately nine million more tests and checks by 2025. This will mean that over a three-year period, patients will be offered around 17 million more diagnostic tests – an increase in capacity of a quarter compared with the three years prior to the pandemic.
Through Modern Methods of Construction, the fully compliant build will reduce build times by up to 50 percent and wastage by up to 60 percent, whilst still delivering high quality standards. The projects will support both Trusts’ requirements for limited disruption and speed of delivery, allowing the hospitals to continue to operate throughout the works taking place.
David Hartley, Managing Director at MTX, added: “We’re thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with the Trusts at Royal Bolton and Clatterbridge Hospitals on these two projects. This continues a four-year relationship with the Royal Bolton Hospital and the start of a new one with Clatterbridge Hospital, and I’m incredibly proud of the MTX team, as this is testament to their ongoing hard work and expertise. The new facilities will help increase capacity to help ease the backlogs and shorten delays for operations, treatments and screenings.”
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