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Morgan Sindall scoops £60m Essex hospital upgrades

Morgan Sindall Building has landed a £60m contract to improve six hospitals in Essex.

The contractor was appointed by Mid and South Essex NHS Basis Belief to hold out the work underneath the ProCure23 framework.

The advance programme will see a brand new group diagnostic centre in-built Pitsea, a part of Basildon, on the location of a former leisure centre.

The constructing might be considered one of about 30 of such services to be constructed throughout the nation as a part of an effort to maneuver diagnostics out of acute hospitals and into group centres.

It can have an MRI and CT scanning suite, X-ray machines, a pharmacy, in addition to a library and sporting services.

Morgan Sindall may also ship a brand new elective surgical procedure hub at Southend College Hospital, designed to spice up present capability, with the set up of two further theatres.

Peter Whitmore, japanese managing director for Morgan Sindall Building, mentioned the initiatives would carry a variety of well being and wellbeing advantages to communities in Essex by “serving to to hurry up analysis inside native settings and supercharging Southend’s surgical capabilities”.

He added: “We look ahead to strengthening our relationship with the belief – which has been constructed up [from] engaged on a number of profitable initiatives collectively – and creating new medical environments which might be going to make an actual distinction to individuals’s lives.”

Earlier this 12 months, the agency was also chosen by the trust to take away bolstered autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford and Thurrock Group Hospital, as a part of a sequence of enhancements.

That work, which was procured by way of the NHS Shared Enterprise Companies framework, will see 4,000 sq. metres of hospital house upgraded.