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Interserve Construction delivers new adult inpatient capacity at Royal Preston Hospital to tackle COVID-19 crisis

by Interserve Press Office | Jun 03, 2020

Interserve Construction delivers new adult inpatient capacity at Royal Preston Hospital to tackle COVID-19 crisisInterserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has delivered Ward 5 at Royal Preston Hospital to support Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

Interserve Construction was appointed to deliver the project in just six weeks alongside Rider Hunt, project manager and quantity surveyor, architects Gilling Dod and engineers Pettit Singleton & Skelton Ward.

The contract follows Interserve Construction’s recent success in delivering the new NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham to the NHS to treat COVID-19 patients and the installation of a suite of decontamination units at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

The new 28-bed ward will give Royal Preston Hospital the extra capacity to treat COVID-19 patients during the current pandemic.

Royal Preston Hospital provides a full range of hospital services and has around 700 beds, operating theatre complex, outpatient suites and education facilities.

Most recently, the hospital has become a flagship site with a new ground-breaking COVID-19 antibody testing facility. This test will tell the medical team whether or not a person has had the disease and give them an understanding of how many of the population have actually been infected. This will assist in the nationwide track and trace initiative.

Phil Shaw, Divisional Director, Interserve Construction, said: “The Interserve team at the Royal Preston Hospital have done an outstanding job in turning this project around at short notice demonstrating our expertise and capabilities in supporting the NHS.

“As a long-term contractor to the NHS, under several framework agreements, we bring considerable experience and wide-ranging capabilities to deliver even at the shortest notice as witnessed by our work in Preston and at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children's Hospital.”

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For more information contact:

Ian Green
Corporate Affairs Manager (Interserve Construction)
Telephone: 07740 513535
Email: ian.green1@interserve.com

About Interserve Group Limited

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. We offer design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 53,500 people worldwide.

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