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Helping to tackle COVID-19 with modular ward building

April 21, 2020

A new, flat-pack style ward for seriously-ill coronavirus patients is under construction for Tameside General Hospital during the pandemic, the Manchester Evening News can reveal. And incredibly, manufacturers have worked round the clock to deliver the project in just a matter of weeks.

The intensive care unit ward will have capacity for 10 beds. A steel frame is expected to be hoisted into place on a huge crane a week on Sunday.

Health trust bosses said the project was part of its plans to increase the hospital?s critical care capacity during the pandemic.

Wakefield-based Thurston Group, which manufactures modular buildings and portable buildings, was given a brief by Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust on March 18.

Read full article on the MPBA website

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