Cardiac extension for Lister Hospital


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Yorkon has been awarded a £2.4m contract to build an extension to the cardiac catheterisation unit at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. The work involves the introduction of a new storey on the roof, doubling the size of the facility. It is created from 24 modules, which have just been craned into position using a 350-tonne crane. Due for completion in the autumn, the building will house a second catheterisation laboratory, clinical support area, control room, preparation and recovery rooms, consulting and examination suites, offices, reception and a waiting area. Manu Shah, lead capital project manager at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said: "This second cardiac laboratory suite will enable us to provide life-saving cardiac services locally to more people. Speed of construction is a key issue for the trust, in order to have the new facility up and running as quickly as possible. The Yorkon off-site approach is much faster than traditional site-based building methods. It also requires much less space for construction, which is critical on this site as the cardiac unit is almost fully enclosed by other buildings so there is little room for the storage of materials, plant and equipment."