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Women and Children’s Unit

This unit forms a vital element of Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s enhancement of care provision for women and children across Greater Manchester.

This development will play a key part in helping us ensure that the quality of care for women and children across the whole of Greater Manchester is kept as high as possible.
Dr Ruth Jameson,
Medical Director Of Pennine Acute Trust

The project involves the design and construction of a new women and children’s unit and the part-refurbishment and re-provision of A&E and X-ray departments.

The focus for IHP has been on creating a purpose-built, high quality new unit for expectant mothers and newborn children, with facilities including special care and high dependency cots, delivery suites, maternity theatres and a midwife-led birthing centre. The scheme tackles the important issues of privacy and dignity for all patients with a third of all beds in single bedroom accommodation.

A complex phasing programme was undertaken to meet the demands of a “live” clinical environment and to ensure that the refurbishment work was managed effectively. This resulted in this element of the project being completed six weeks ahead of schedule. The new-build work is due for completion in May 2010.

The unit is one of three projects undertaken for the Trust, the others being Royal Oldham Hospital’s Ambulatory Radiotherapy Centre and new Pathology Facility.