Graham Construction hands over new Critical Care Unit to NHS Lanarkshire

New Critical Care Unit at Monklands HospitalGraham Construction has completed work on the state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie.

The £5.5 million 10-bed unit, which has been handed over to NHS Lanarkshire, is just one of 12 phased work projects that Graham Construction will complete by Spring 2018 as part of an overall £16.6m refurbishment of Monklands Hospital.

The hospital’s current CCU will also be transformed into a purpose-built recovery area to also be created.

Linked to the hospital’s current operating theatres, the CCU is part of a £19m refurbishment and upgrade programme that will see the seven existing operating theatres at the hospital undergo extensive refurbishment.

Gary Holmes, Graham Construction’s regional director, said: “The Monkland’s CCU is the latest phase of the refurbishment of the hospital delivered by Graham Construction.

“It will provide advanced care to patients from the region who will benefit from specialist operating theatres and a bespoke recovery area.

“Throughout the project we ensured local people still have full access to the centre which has been a tremendous accomplishment on behalf of the community.

“Graham is an extensive portfolio of experience in developments for the health sector and looks forward to a continuing relationship with NHS Lanarkshire.”

While delivering the successful construction project, Graham has also contributed to skills and employment in the wider community. The company created 25 jobs in partnership with North Lanarkshire Working.

It has also facilitated a number of apprenticeships in plumbing, electrical and joinery for local young people. In addition it sponsored a pre-apprenticeship course in New College Lanarkshire, offering five-week placements for students.

The construction company supported local charity, Hope with Autism, providing joinery and material work to the value of around £2,000.

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