Patients are asked to follow any diversion signs and safety advice as significant investment continues to upgrade and improve the University Hospital of Hartlepool.
We are launching several major projects in the coming weeks to ensure the hospital continues to provide the highest standard of care. They follow a recent new roof to the main section of the hospital.
Endoscopy unit upgrade
The hospital’s endoscopy unit will soon have an additional procedure room. The following nearby rooms will also be re-configured:
- Procedure room
- Staff rooms
- Patient toilet and changing facilities
- Sister’s office
- Patient admitting room
- Equipment storage
CT scanner room installation
In March, a five-week project to create a new CT scanner room will commence. The new scanner room will help the Trust to reduce patient waiting times.
A full room refurbishment and installation of a new X-ray machine will be completed by May.
Passenger lift upgrade
An eight-week project to replace passenger lifts will begin week commencing 14 February.
Fire alarm upgrade
Work is currently in progress to install a new, more advanced fire alarm system throughout the hospital.
Investing in the University Hospital of Hartlepool
Deepak Dwarakanath, medical director, said: “We know how much people in Hartlepool value their local hospital.
“We’re proud to invest in the University Hospital of Hartlepool as we are committed to making sure it continues to provide the best possible healthcare for our region.
“Please keep an eye out for any safety signs so all this work can be carried out safely and on time.”
The improvement works are project managed by NTH Solutions, a subsidiary of our Trust which delivers estates management, domestic services and more.
Mike Worden is the managing director of NTH Solutions. He added: “The team are working exceptionally hard, there are a number of large projects on-going to improve our buildings and services.
“It’s great to see continuous investment in both our hospital sites and I know the work will be carried out in close collaboration with our clinical colleagues and to the highest possible standard, as always.”