Monday, April 22, 2024

Morgan Sindall starts work on Freshney Place healthcare project

Contractor Morgan Sindall has started converting five units in Grimsby’s Freshney Place Shopping Centre into a bespoke Community Diagnostic Centre that will help to transform healthcare in North East Lincolnshire.

Once complete, the centre will offer around 150,000 additional diagnostic appointments a year to patients at a convenient, central location, rather than travelling to a hospital site.

Due to open to patients in autumn this year, it will be able to offer a range of services, including ophthalmology, non-obstetric ultrasounds and a mix of pathological and physiological tests, such as ECGs and X Rays.

Now the demolition phase is under way, and details of the plans are on display within the shopping centre, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Philip Jackson and Deputy Leader Cllr Stan Shreeve, who is also the Portfolio Holder with responsibilities for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care, joined NHS project leads for a tour of the facility.

They were guided around the site by Ivan McConnell, Group Director Strategy and Partnership at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Mark Edgar, the Trust’s Associate Director of Estates Projects; and Helen Kenyon, North East Lincolnshire Place Director for Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Mr McConnell said: “It’s been a pleasure to take Cllr Jackson and Cllr Shreeve around the site today and explain more about our exciting plans for the site.

“It was also great to see so many members of the public stopping to read our information boards and find out more about the benefits this new centre will provide.

“Having this new facility and the capacity to conduct so many additional tests will be incredibly beneficial to the health of people across the area, as it will help us to detect and treat serious conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and respiratory conditions.”

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