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Inverclyde Royal Hospital to benefit from £5m investment

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hot on the heels of a £2.5 million investment for a new boiler at Inverclyde Royal Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has unveiled an additional £2.5 million investment package for the Greenock hospital.

The hospital, together with Glasgow Royal Infirmary, will benefit directly from £3.5 million of additional capital funding, with £2.5m of that going to upgrade the IRH Main Boiler House. This will bring additional resilience and reliability to the heating and power sources for the site.

As well as this, NHSGGC is investing more than £2.5 million in upgrading facilities at Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

The comprehensive programme of works, which will last six months, covers seven main areas:

  • £400,000 is being spent on a new centralised chiller unit, which will regulate the temperature and combat excessive heat in the summer months within ward areas
  • A further £430,000 will be invested in energy efficiency works, including car park & street lighting and new heating controls
  • £400,000 will be spent on replacing the gym roof
  • The canopy at the entrance of the Emergency Department will be replaced at a cost of £150,000
  • The infrastructure which allows every bed in the hospital to have a supply of medical gas & air is being upgraded and this will cost £120,000
  • More than £500,000 will be invested in a new state-of-the-art tube system to allow the swift and easy transfer of bloods and samples from wards to laboratories, cutting down on the time it takes to get patient results turned around
  • Finally, £250,000 will be spent on updating the mains water supply to the hospital ensuring the hospital has a reliable supply of clean water.

 David Loudon, NHSGGC’s Director of Property, Procurement and Facilities said: “This is obviously a very significant sum of money and it will be spent appropriately. We intend to keep investing in our hospitals and this money will be spent on improving the fabric and infrastructure of the building for the benefit of both staff and patients. We will do our very

best to keep disruption to a minimum for patients and staff while this investment work is carried out.”

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