Work to install 'modular' buildings to increase Peterborough City Hospital A&E capacity begins

Work to create new modular buildings at Peterborough City Hospital's A&E department has begun.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 2:34 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 2:42 pm
The crane in place today

The two new buildings will be used as a response to the COVID pandemic, to help increase capacity and flow in A&E..

Construction began today, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday.

A hospital spokesman said: "Between Monday 1 March and Wednesday 3 March there will be some disruption on site as we begin the emergency department reconfiguration works.

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"There will be a crane assembled, modular buildings put in place and the crane will be removed by Wednesday 3 March as part of the works.

"Please be assured that Marshalls will be in place to direct traffic between 6am and 6pm on those three days and there will also be marshalls on the ground and first floors of the affected areas of the hospital to ensure that areas remain clear and disruption is kept to a minimum.

A planning application for the new scheme said the buildings would 'space out and divert patient flow in the Emergency Department (ED)."

Asked for further information, Graham Wilde, chief operating officer for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City Hospital, said: “This is part of a project to reconfigure our urgent and emergency care facilities to provide a new model of patient-centred care."