Work is progressing well on The Royal Oldham Hospital’s £28m four-storey extension to the main hospital site that will service as the Greater Manchester hub site for high risk and emergency general and colorectal surgery.
The construction of the load bearing framework (superstructure) is complete, and we have now started to erect all the floors, walls and ceilings to the extension. As part of this investment, we announced a state-of-the-art theatre refurbishment, this is on track with further work to continue in the next phase of the construction programme.
As part of our plans to move to the new extension, we are also assessing how best to use the vacated space in the main hospital building, including refurbishing an existing theatre. This piece of work will look to identify areas that we can use more effectively and efficiently to support our current and future patient care offering.
With any significant investment like this, ensuring that we support our surrounding community is a strategic priority. IHP, the construction company for the project, have appointed five apprentices from Oldham College to work on the site. This opportunity enables them to gain hands-on experience and be part of a large-scale construction project that will make a huge difference not only locally but to the region.