Construction begins on £28m Royal Oldham extension
At the Royal Oldham Hospital, a four storey, multi-million-pound
construction is underway.
The previous building has now been demolished to make way for the £28
million extension and works have started.
We can expect to see two surgery wards, each will contain 24 beds and
an emergency theatre – expected to greet patients in the summer of
Oldham Care Organisation chief officer, David Jago, said: “We are
one step closer to having a new state-of-the-art theatre for emergency
and colorectal surgery, rehabilitation facilities and most importantly
“These new facilities will help us to support patients throughout
Oldham and Greater Manchester with serious colorectal conditions and
ensure they receive consistent, high quality patient care.”
The number of ambulances that had to wait outside Royal Oldham for
over an hour before being able to check the patient into the hospital
has risen over the last few months. Although the waiting time,
previously 4 hours, decreased to half and patients were seen in a
better time frame.
A spokesperson from the Royal Oldham Hospital stated that the hospital
was continuing to experience a “higher demand” for its services
and that the 48-bed extension would help the hospital “address bed
deficits and increase capacity.”
The extension will be a welcomed addition.