Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust will spend a further £21.9m to improve services at Queen Mary’s Hospital

19 April 2016

The money will be spent on Phase 1 of B Block and work is expected to be complete in early summer next year.

On the ground floor, a new entrance and reception area will be developed as well as an out-patients area that will be used by adult learning disability patients. In addition there will be an Urgent Care Centre, dispensary and phlebotomy services.

On the first floor will be out-patients and women’s services, Musculoskeletal (MSK) therapies and cardiology services.

Work which has already taken place on site as part of the investment includes major infrastructure improvements, a flagship Cancer Treatment Centre due to open in the summer, a Children’s Development Centre, also due to open in the summer and a Kidney Treatment Centre, due to open in early 2017. In addition, Meadowview, our Intermediate Care ward opened to patients in December 2014 and Holbrook, our specialist dementia ward was redeveloped and opened in March 2016.

Construction company Galliford Try, has been awarded the contract for the works.

Ben Travis, Acting Chief Executive, said: "This is another exciting step forward in us achieving our vision to see Queen Mary’s Hospital developed into a vibrant centre which can provide vital local health services for local communities."