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New isolation ward at the Royal Surrey Hospital for COVID-19 patients

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New isolation ward at the Royal Surrey Hospital for COVID-19 patients

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:00am 13th June 2020.

Guildford's Royal Surrey has built a new isolation ward to care for those suffering from coronavirus. 

It is made of 20 rooms which allow patients to get the treatment they need away from the main hospital environment. 

The Guildford Borough Council Ward is due to be fully operational from the beginning of July.

royal surrey Isolation ward building work

The ward will initially be used to care for patients with COVID-19 but can be used for the treatment of patients with other infectious diseases in the future.

Gary Mountjoy, Associate Director of Estates and Facilities said it will help the hospital resume services:

"It is so important to be able to isolate infectious patients and return the hospital to full operational capability.

“This new ward will allow us to gradually increase traditional services and resume postponed treatments and appointments.”

“This has been a truly collaborative effort between Estates, Elite Systems, Jacqui Tingle, the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC), the Infection Control Team, the Health and Safety team, and the team at Elite Systems.
“We would also like to say a huge thank you to Guildford Borough Council for their understanding in allowing this new ward to be built is such a short time period.

The ward has been named after them to show our appreciation for all their support during this time.”

Normally a project of this size would take a year to complete from planning to being operational, but the Guildford Borough Council Ward took only four months to finish. 

The team has had to remove trees, level 4,200 tonnes of soil, install service infrastructure and lay 11,000 tonnes of foundations and footings.

Any trees removed will be replaced with seedlings planted elsewhere.