Kier completes work on Royal Cornwall Hospital’s emergency department – with a virtual tour for all to see

Kier has completed its latest project for Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, delivering a new resuscitation unit for its emergency department at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro.

The new space offers first-class facilities that have been specifically built to meet the needs of patients and staff within this specialist unit. The new unit includes four bays and two Trauma Rooms as well as a workstation for staff.

Chief Executive at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Kate Shields officially opened the unit and the new department is now available for all to see thanks to the walk-through technology Matterport, allowing staff and local residents to take a look behind the scenes.

Matterport footage courtesy of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

This technology was also an ideal way to showcase the progress being made as COVID-19 prevented the usual site visits and opening event.

Throughout this project, Kier and its local supply chain, stuck strictly to all Government guidance and complied with Site Operating Procedures.

Doug Lloyd, operations director for Kier Regional Building Western & Wales, states: “We are extremely proud to handover the new resuscitation unit to Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. Working collaboratively with the Trust, we have ensured this important space meets their needs and it can effectively help staff to treat patients. 

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“Over the course of the seven-month project we have worked with our valued local supply chain partners and utilised new technologies to showcase progression to the hospital team and also provide the local community with an insight in to this new facility.”  

Mark Jadav, ED Consultant, said: “The speed that people have worked at and the hours they have put in for this project is phenomenal and see the end result of a purpose-built ED resuscitation room is amazing. A huge thank you to Kier, the sub-contractors and the strategic estates team at RCHT, and to the ED staff who have given the ideas and vision for this new facility. It will make a huge difference for our patients.”  

With a presence in Cornwall for over 50 years, Kier has a proven track record for delivering healthcare projects in the region, including the Truro Birthing Centre in 2017, where 4,000 babies are now born each year.  

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