Works to begin at Monklands Hospital

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 20:56 GMT on Friday, 14th September 2012.


CONSTRUCTION work will begin to repair the external structural concrete at Monklands Hospital on Monday 17 September.

This is the latest stage in the substantial investment and modernisation programme at Monklands which has been taking place over the last few years.

Repairs to the external concrete will mean that scaffolding will be erected outside the hospital however the programme will be managed in phases to ensure there is as little disruption to patients as possible. It is anticipated the work will take 18 months to complete.

Colin Lauder, head of planning and development, chairs the Monklands project group which oversee the programme of works.

He said: “We have been working with contractors, and liaising with staff to ensure that the repair work is managed in a way which causes minimum disruption to patients. This will mean that they do not carry out noisy or disruptive work for extended periods of time.

“We are speaking to staff and patients on each ward to let them know what is happening and when work is planned within their departments or wards.

“We will also monitor the work as it progresses to make sure that any issues regarding noise or disruption are addressed at an early stage.”

Over the past five years £26 million has been invested at Monklands Hospital. Other work which has been completed at Monklands includes:

Repairs to the main drainage system

Replacement programme for clinical hand basins

Replacement programme for nurse call systems

Increased hot water calorifier capacity in accident and emergency

Increased provision of emergency electrical lighting

Replacement of theatre air handling controls

Extension of mains water filtration