Kier is pleased to announce the completion of York Hospital’s new Endoscopy Unit, developed on behalf of York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and marking 15 years of Kier and the Trust working in partnership.
The new unit increases the hospital’s capacity for endoscopy services from three rooms to seven. The new build unit is two storeys high with a link bridge connecting the new unit to the main hospital corridors at first floor level.
Built on top of York Hospital’s existing physiotherapy building, the Endoscopy Unit has a gold cladding and the design for the unit has proved to be complex construction as the building was land locked on three sides and could only be built out form the furthest point.
The facility aims to become one of the UK’s biggest and most advanced endoscopy units. It will allow the Trust to considerably increase the number of endoscopy procedures it delivers to accommodate rising demand while improving the efficiency of the process and patient flow.
Managing director at Kier Regional Building Northern John O’Callaghan, said: “Completing this project has seen us celebrate 15 years of working with the York Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. We’re delighted to have been a part of such a fantastic project and we look forward to seeing the unit opened to the public in September.”
Brian Golding, Director of Estates and Facilities, for York Hospital, commented: “This is an exciting development for the Trust and it will transform our service into a centre of excellence for endoscopy, providing enhanced high quality care to our patients.” Kier is currently delivering a number of schemes across Yorkshire and is currently on site delivering the PET MRI scheme in Sheffield. The scheme is a new build two-storey concrete framed extension to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital for a new PET MRI facility.