MTX announce latest project win: the Dame Clare Marx Building

Published: 16-May-2022

New Elective Orthopaedic Centre project at Colchester Hospital to support growing NHS demands

Dame Clare Marx picked up the first spade-full of earth and dug in on Wednesday 11 May 2022 as work began on the multimillion-pound centre for planned orthopaedic care which will open in 2024.

MMC healthcare specialist, MTX, has announced its latest project win, with the multi-million-pound Dame Clare Marx Building at Colchester Hospital.

With long patient wait times, which were apparent even before the Covid-19 pandemic, and growing demands and pressures placed on the NHS, there was a need for further operating facilities at the hospital.

The three-storey building will house the new orthopaedic centre for the East Suffolk and North Essex area. Once complete, the brand-new facility will include 6 theatres, space for up to 72 beds and all the necessary ancillary spaces, including a main reception and waiting area.

David Hartley, Managing Director at MTX, said: “As all the recent news has suggested, waiting times are a real pressure point for the NHS at the moment. This has only been exacerbated with the pandemic, and more than ever, it’s shone a light on the benefits of MMC solutions – particularly the quicker speed of delivery. We’re excited to be working with the team on this new project and can’t wait to see it come to life and provide the end users with a real tangible benefit.”

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