Aintree University Hospital ‘top out’ £35 million Urgent Care and Trauma Centre

The new £35 million Urgent Care and Trauma Centre at Aintree University Hospital, which is being constructed by BAM Construction, was ‘topped out’ by Aintree chief executive Catherine Beardshaw and Walton MP Steve Rotheram.

Work is progressing well on the new Urgent Care and Trauma centre (UCAT) and has now passed the halfway point to create the most modern urgent care, trauma and acute medicine facilities in the North West at Aintree.

The new centre will help staff provide the best possible care for major trauma patients and those needing emergency or very specialist care. Patients will have quicker access to specialist diagnostic equipment and be treated in specially-designed facilities, with improved privacy and dignity.

The contract to build the Urgent Care and Trauma Centre, designed by architects IBI Group, was won by BAM Construction and the project will be fully completed by summer 2016.

Ged Flanagan, construction director, BAM Construction, said: "We've been on site at Aintree Hospital for three years now working on a number of different projects to improve facilities for local people, and are really pleased to be continuing this important work with the new Urgent Care and Trauma Centre. It is also great to see opportunities created for local people from the construction process, with a number of our local apprentices here today."

Catherine Beardshaw, chief executive of Aintree University Hospital, said: “We’re really proud of the new Urgent Care and Major Trauma centre which will offer our patients some of the best services in the region. The new facilities are progressing well and this improvement programme reflects our commitment to getting it right for every patient, every time.”

Steve Rotheram MP said: “The new centre is great news for the area and represents a major investment in health services for seriously ill patients in Merseyside.”

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