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August 6, 2021

NHS Golden Jubilee selects Kier for Surgical Centre project

The new Surgical Centre will have endoscopy unit, orthopaedic amenities and staff wellbeing spaces.

NHS Golden Jubilee has selected construction company Kier to build a new $59.8m (£43m) Surgical Centre at its hospital in Clydebank in Scotland.

Procured through Frameworks Scotland 2, the new Surgical Centre will feature theatre suites, surgical admissions and recovery unit (SARU), surgical administration space, central sterilising and processing department facilities.

Additionally, the facility will have endoscopy unit, orthopaedic amenities, outpatient and pre-operative spaces, and staff wellbeing spaces.

NHS Golden Jubilee chief executive Jann Gardner said: “We recently marked the completion of Phase 1 of our expansion with the opening of our new, state-of-the-art, Eye Centre: the first of the National Treatment Centres.

“We now look forward to benefiting patients across Scotland with our new Surgical Centre, which is due to be completed in 2023. The new Centre will carry out planned operations and focus on demand areas such as additional orthopaedic, diagnostic endoscopy, and general surgery.”

The project is due for completion by June 2023.

Upon completion, the new facility will be able to offer more than 9,400 new outpatient consultations as well as more than 4,400 pre-operative assessments and over 13,900 other procedures.

For this project, Kier will use modern methods of construction including a hybrid pre-cast concrete frame. The envelope of the building will be pre-cast with windows and brickwork will be completed off site.

Kier Regional Building North and Scotland regional director Phil McDowell said: “Following on from our recent success with NHS Golden Jubilee delivering its new Eye Centre, we are proud to have been given the opportunity to continue to deliver for patients and the local community with this prestigious scheme.”

Additionally, the company has agreed to offer at least ten apprenticeships, work placements, job opportunities and career talks at schools.

In June this year, NHS Property Services appointed Kier to redevelop Hythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital in the UK.

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