A £3.7 million building project to improve the obstetric theatres and labour ward facilities at Bradford Teaching Hospitals has begun. Work will take place at the women’s and newborn unit based at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), one of the busiest in England.
The trust’s operating theatres will be housed in a two-storey extension. Work will include the addition of a rooftop plant room, refurbishment to the interior of the building and minor external landscaping work.
Midwifery and gynaecology matron Amanda Hardaker said: “This exciting expansion project will create state-of-the-art obstetric theatres and facilities, which will improve patient experience and enhance patient care. The work will help improve how the maternity teams organise and deliver care for women requiring enhanced levels of treatment in pregnancy, birth and the immediate postnatal period. It will also transform patient flow and extend the care we currently provide.”
The project is part of a £9.15 million investment by NHS Improvement and the trust. It is hoped work will be completed this summer.
Picture: Senior site manager Rob Holmes, midwifery and gynaecology matron Amanda Hardaker and chief nurse Karen Dawber.
Published on page 20 of the April 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.