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We’re delighted to see that Lindum has completed comprehensive refurbishment works to the Dixon Ward at Lincoln County Hospital.
As the project was delivered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust benefited from fee free procurement on our Medium Works Framework and appointed Lindum to refurbish the £1m facility.
A 5-star facility for staff and patients
The work saw the 28-bed gastroenterology ward gutted and rebuilt into a 20-bed ward, with the addition of the Saxon Suite day unit to help treat patients without the need to be admitted for overnight stays.
All of the work was undertaken during an unprecedented time for the NHS and construction teams worked evenings and weekends to ensure the project was completed as quickly as possible.
It was finished in just 15 weeks and was handed over seven weeks ahead of schedule with staff and patients now utilising the newly refurbished ward.
Safe and secure work space
The revamped ward includes dedicated areas for staff to put on their personal protective equipment, making sure they are following all of the new infection prevention control guidance to be able to provide safe care for patients today and in the future.
Emma Hesbrook, Regional Relationship Manager at Pagabo, said: "It’s fantastic to see this project completed and ready seven weeks ahead of schedule! A refurbishment of this scale was never going to be easy in the current climate, but Lindum’s BMS team have managed this project safely and at speed.
"I’m also proud that we were able to put the project through procurement quickly and without our usual fees. It’s important that everyone plays a part in the COVID-19 recovery effort and we will continue to offer this service for as long as we’re needed."
Sharron Reetham, Deputy Director of Procurement at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "We utilised Pagabo’s Medium Works Framework to support us on our refurbishment of the Dixon Ward at Lincoln County Hospital.
“As the project was delivered in response to the Covid-19 pandemic; procurement was done fee free. This was extremely beneficial for us as we were able to benefit from Pagabo’s support throughout the process at no additional cost. The whole project took 16 weeks from start to finish and was delivered on time and in budget. We look forward to working with them again on future projects.”
Paul Jenkinson, Contracts Manager at Lindum, added: “The project involved a full strip out of the existing ward. We then constructed new metal stud partitions to form various office and nursing facilities and built masonry walls to form four new ensuites which included showers and drainage.
“All existing timber windows were replaced with aluminium frames and we upgraded metal gas systems and provided new lighting before decorating throughout.
“Communication was vital during this project. The site manager had daily meetings with hospital managers and a full project team meeting took place twice a week.
“The site team worked evenings and weekends to ensure that the project was completed as quickly as possible.”
Andrew Morgan, Chief Executive at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, said: “There really has been a huge amount of work in such a reasonably short space of time to make this into a fantastic ward during the COVID-19 pandemic. It really is a credit to everyone involved, in what has been a very challenging year.”
The ward was officially opened by Deputy Chief Executive, Mark Brassington, shortly before the ward staff began transferring patients into the new bays and side rooms.
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