GRAHAM Construction has handed over the new £5.5 million Critical Care Unit at Monklands Hospital to NHS Lanarkshire.
Completion of the 10-bed facility is one of 12 phases of work which Graham will deliver by spring 2018 as part of a £19 million refurbishment of the hospital theatres.
The hospital’s current Critical Care Unit will be transformed into a recovery area.
Graham has created 25 jobs in partnership with North Lanarkshire Working as part of the project. These include plumbing, electrical and joinery apprenticeships. The firm also sponsored a pre-apprenticeship course in New College Lanarkshire.
Gary Holmes, Graham Construction’s regional director, explained, “The Monkland’s Critical Care Unit is the latest phase of the refurbishment of the hospital delivered by Graham Construction. It will provide advanced care to patients from the region who will benefit from specialist operating theatres and a bespoke recovery area.
“Throughout the project we ensured local people still had full access to the centre which has been a tremendous accomplishment on behalf of the community. Our aim is to leave a legacy of apprenticeships and skilled craftsmanship within the industry while fully supporting ‘Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce’ priorities.’
“Graham has an extensive portfolio of experience in developments for the health sector and looks forward to a continuing relationship with NHS Lanarkshire.”