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Phase 2 Prep Underway Following Handover of Inpatient Wards at Altnagelvin Hospital

12th March 2019

Farrans is delighted to have recently completed the first phase of the new North Wing building at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Phase 1 delivered three new inpatient wards which will be used to relocate services from the Tower Block and Care of the Elderly building.

The wards relocating to the North Wing include the Specialist Medicine, General Medicine and Respiratory Medicine.

Farrans began construction on the Western Trust healthcare project in 2016, undertaking a three-phase scheme of work set to ensure inpatient treatment and care is provided in the most modern environment, supporting staff and promoting patient recovery.

The project will provide replacement accommodation for 6 wards, incorporating 144 single en-suite bedrooms and a new main entrance for the hospital.

The new building is being constructed in phases to ensure all services at the hospital remain operational at all times.

Phase 2 will see the demolition of the Care of the Elderly Ward Block, whilst Phase 3 will see the construction of a new hospital entrance and completion of the final three Inpatients Wards.

Welcoming the handover of Phase 1 of the North Wing building, Chief Executive of the Western Trust, Dr Anne Kilgallen, thanked everyone involved in the project for “working tirelessly to make it happen”.

“This fabulous new facility will enable us to provide clinical care and treatment to our patients in well-designed surroundings, using the latest technologies and equipment,” Dr Kilgallen said.

“The single en-suite rooms and modern environment will improve the quality and experience of care for our patients, whilst supporting our staff in their roles.”

Farrans Contracts Manager, Declan Doherty, also said he was delighted to see the successful handover of the state-of-the-art facilities for Phase 1 of the scheme.

“Not only will this provide comfortable and modern surroundings for the patients, it will also provide easy internal, linked access to the hospital’s surrounding wards and buildings,” Declan commented.
 
“Coming from the local area myself, it is great to see the number of local tradesmen and apprenticeships working on the scheme for Farrans – it has brought much-needed work and growth to the area.”