£4 million Modular Theatre Complex ‘under way’ at Leicester General Hospital.

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After successfully being awarded the £4 million design and build contract to construct a new Modular Operating Theatre Complex for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, MTX are now well underway with the project after completing the groundworks and craning the 35 prefabricated building modules in position.

MTX has already completed a number of smaller building contracts at Leicester General Hospital and on winning this most recent contract MTX Commercial Director, David Hartley, comments “We are delighted to be working with the University Hospitals of Leicester again and are pleased to be demonstrating the latest product advancements in our Modular Construction techniques within this scheme”.

As one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom, University Hospitals of Leicester provides high quality specialist care including cardiovascular, cancer, fertility, orthopaedic and renal services to patients across the country. Planned for completion in autumn 2010, the new theatre complex will provide the hospital with a suite of 4 new laminar flow operating theatres and a pre-operative assessment facility. The Trust project manager, Ian Currie comments “The delivery of the new facilities is an important part of Trust strategy and will help us to meet the current and future demand for elective orthopaedic surgical activity.”

Job Win: MTX to install two Temporary Operating Theatres at the Countess of Chester Hospital

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MTX were recently awarded the contract to supply and install two temporary operating theatres for the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust; a 580 bed, single site General Hospital located on the outskirts of Chester providing a range of medical services to more than 425,000 patients per year from an area covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

Our client, who originally looked at hiring the twin theatres in order to quickly meet their requirements, approached MTX earlier this year to discuss the feasibility of the project and various options. They subsequently decided that purchasing the twin theatre unit from MTX and then selling them on at a later date for a substantial value would be the most cost effective solution.

Among many of their achievements, the Countess of Chester Hospital is proud to have treated 18,000 (4.4%) more patients compared to the previous year and they aim to continue to reduce waiting times for both English and Welsh residents with the installation of these two new Operating Theatres.

The new MTX Temporary Twin Operating Theatre, which will be situated on an existing car park, will be linked into the hospital building via a link way which will run across an embankment into the existing first floor hospital corridor.

The project is due to start on site in the next couple of weeks, with works to be carried out over a speedy 18 week program, with an expected completion date of 21st October 2010.