New elective orthopaedic centre will support growing demand for services
Dame Clare Marx picked up the first spadeful of earth to mark the start of work on the multi-million-pound centre for planned orthopaedic care at Colchester Hospital
Modular healthcare specialist, MTX, has won a multi-million-pound contract to construct the Dame Clare Marx Building at Colchester Hospital.
With long patient wait times, which were apparent even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and growing demand and pressure on the NHS, there was a need for further operating facilities at the hospital.
The three-storey modular building will house the new orthopaedic centre for the East Suffolk and North Essex area.
Once complete, the facility will include six 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 modular 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.”