Vinci wins two more field hospitals

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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Vinci has picked up two jobs in North Wales to convert buildings into temporary hospitals to treat coronavirus patients.

The latest projects come after Vinci through its Integrated Health Projects JV with Sir Robert McAlpine successfully completed the transformation of Manchester’s central convention centre into a new Nightingale Hospital in just 14 days.

Working day and night, the team will now create temporary Rainbow Hospitals at Deeside Leisure Centre and Bangor University.

Renamed Rainbow Hospital Deeside and Rainbow Hospital Bangor, they will form two out of three sites that have been handed over to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board BCUHB to provide a combined 1,000 additional beds.

Work has just started demolishing a 16,000 sq ft indoor wooden skate park at Deeside Leisure Centre, which will be converted into the main ward space for the hospital.

When it is completed Rainbow Hospital Deeside will have 430 beds and Rainbow Hospital Bangor 250 beds.

John Roberts, Regional Managing Director of Vinci Construction, said:  “It’s a privilege to play a part and it has been amazing to see how everyone has collaborated in just a matter of days to turn this hospital around. 

“Everyone’s attitude has been remarkable, and I couldn’t be prouder.  We are all focused on getting these beds ready to help save lives.”

Vinci Construction has teams working across six hospitals in Wales and the north west of England either to establish field hospitals from scratch, to refurbish existing units or create critical care wards ahead of schedule to provide the NHS with extra capacity.

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