Graham Construction delivers £3.7m IPCU at Stratheden Hospital

Stratheden Hospital 3Graham Construction has completed a purpose-built Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit (IPCU) at Stratheden Hospital in Fife.

The energy-efficient IPCU will cater for those experiencing acute episodes of mental illness, providing specialist care and treatment to patients.

Facilities include eight en-suite single bedrooms, space for therapeutic and rehabilitative activities, communal lounge and dining accommodation, visiting and staff areas, consulting and meeting rooms as well as secure external grounds.

Stratheden Hospital 2Additional features were installed for patient and staff security, using bio-dynamic lighting, nurse call systems, access control and CCTV.

Gary Holmes, regional director at Graham Construction, said: “Graham Construction is pleased to deliver its latest high-quality healthcare facility in Scotland.

“The advanced unit will be a fantastic benefit to patients, providing a modern, comfortable and therapeutic environment.

“The company has a large amount of experience within the health sector and this is another addition to its extensive portfolio of specialist builds.”

Stratheden HospitalThe bespoke accommodation is a crucial part of the strategy to improve mental health services in Fife. The unit will ensure patients can be cared for in a tranquil setting designed to support recovery and result in earlier discharge.

Graham Construction has already completed a number of stand-out healthcare facilities including the Critical Care Unit at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, Barrhead Health & Care Centre and Carluke Community Health Centre.

This project was part of the FS2 Framework which is delivering design, development and construction projects across Scotland for the NHS over the next five years.

The construction company supported a number of work placements and apprenticeships across the duration of the project, while also creating a range of jobs for the local community.

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