Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Hospital staff and patients are getting a first-hand taste of a brand new look for the building while visiting its catering department.
The ground floor corridor from the main lift area to the dining room at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd reopened this month with a brand new look.
Giving it the official seal of approval was building industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite, along with representatives of the project team from the health board and Laing O’Rourke
Ivor, a character developed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme and used by construction companies to promote safety on and around building sites to youngsters, gave the thumbs up to the new look area and met with staff, patients and the public using the route.
The redeveloped link corridor will give people a ‘window’ into the future whole look of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd when the project ends in 2018.
Eileen Williams, Clinical Consultant for the Glan Clwyd Project explained work on the corridor had been complete on time.
“This development really showcases the whole new design and feel of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd that we are aiming for, it gives you a taste of things to come right across the site,” she said.
“The area is now more bright and airy and has newer and larger and more energy efficient windows that you’ll eventually see throughout the hospital. Your footsteps will seem quieter as the floors and ceilings absorb more sound. The same sort of technology will make the refurbished wards quieter places too when their turn comes.
Eileen added: “If you look from the dining room, you’ll be able to see the coloured external panels which will eventually give a face lift to the entire building. Using ‘space and colour’ more was asked for in our 2007-2009 consultation with staff and the public.”
Work will carry on in the hospital until 2018. It is important to remember that the site is safe for the patients, public and staff.
Asbestos works above the ceiling on the main stair tower fourth floor is due to be completed by mid October. Work will start on removing asbestos from part of the Dining Room and the old Cyber Cafe this month and is scheduled to finish in mid November.