The new facility is designed to create an efficient patient flow, with those attending either the Emergency Department or the Urgent Treatment Centre entering through a single point, ‘to ensure patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time’.
Janelle Holmes, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s CEO, said: “The new facility will completely transform Wirral’s only emergency department, and the urgent care provision for local people. This is the biggest investment at Arrowe Park Hospital since it was built over 40 years ago, and shows our commitment to enhancing the care we provide to those in most urgent need.”
Phil Shaw, Divisional director for the North West at Tilbury Douglas, commented: “Utilising our extensive experience within the healthcare sector, we are looking forward to working with Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a new urgent treatment centre that will provide an enhanced patient and visitor environment. Being part of such a significant investment is a real honour for the team on this scheme. This is why they are focusing on giving back to the local community.”
The Tilbury Douglas team has already hosted four ‘Meet the Buyer’ events with Wirral Chamber and Constructionline to provide opportunities for local businesses. It has also been using the company’s ‘Give a Day of Your Time’ volunteering initiative to work with Cradle, a charity resident at the Trust, providing support to people suffering from pregnancy loss.
Tilbury Douglas says it is ‘passionate about recruiting and developing talent for the future’, and this project has already recorded 64 direct apprentice weeks, while the Early Careers recruitment intake for 2023 is now live, with 114 ‘exciting opportunities’.
The company offers a range of different apprenticeships across: Civil engineering; Construction management; Mechanical & electrical; Quantity surveying; Design management; Estimating; Planning; Sustainability, and Social Value. In addition, to address the high suicide rate for men employed in construction, it has focused on mental health and wellbeing, with ‘safety stand down initiatives’ taking place during Mental Health Awareness Week, Suicide Prevention Day, and Blue Monday.