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Leicestershire Partnership Trust (LPT) has announced major renovations to Rutland Memorial Hospital in Oakham, UK.

The refurbishments, valued at £1m, will include major roof repairs and installation of new electrics.

Disused bathrooms in the hospital will be transformed into useful storage spaces, and some office space will be renovated to be used for outpatient treatment.

The renovation works will also replace boilers and remove asbestos.

LPT will redecorate patient areas towards the end of the project works.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust assistant director Nikki Beacher said: “I am excited about the opportunity this creates to improve the experience for our patients.”

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Owing to the renovation works, the hospital’s inpatient ward will be temporarily shifted to Loughborough Hospital between 22 August and January 2023.

Beacher added: “We have decided to relocate the ward while the work is being done due to the disruptive nature of the construction work as the contractors will be generating dust and noise and will need to turn off the power at regular intervals.

“For the duration we will open an equivalent number of beds at Loughborough Hospital, but where possible we will care for Rutland residents more locally in our community hospitals in Melton and Market Harborough.”

One of the older hospitals in LPT’s estate, Rutland Memorial started offering healthcare services in 1925. The facility was built to commemorate those who died in the first World War.

Apart from Rutland Memorial Hospital, LPT has also carried out refurbishment projects at Melton and St Luke’s Hospital in Market Harborough.