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Thurston builds New flat pack-style ICU ward for coronavirus patients at Tameside Hospital

April 21, 2020

Thurston Group are building new, flat-pack style ward for seriously-ill coronavirus patients for Tameside Hospital during the pandemic, as covered in the Manchester Evening News.

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.

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 and portable buildings, was given a brief by Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust on March 18.

Previously, the firm has built three specialist wards for Wythenshawe Hospital, which formed a two-storey facility catering for 105 beds.

Read full article on the Manchester Evening News