A 10 bed unit has been installed to help if the Trust is required to care for more patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The unit was installed on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Thurston Group, who have worked closely with the Trust to deliver the new unit as quickly as possible.
Paul Featherstone, Director of Estates and Facilities at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT, said, “the new 10 bed unit was installed at the hospital at the weekend. I would like to thank Thurston Group for working with us and getting this new unit installed and up and running as quickly as possible.”
Karen James, Chief Executive at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT said, “this unit is part of our escalation plan dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have looked at ways to rapidly increase our capacity and this new temporary unit is part of this plan. Another aspect of this plan is redeploying our front line staff and I would like to pay tribute to the staff at the Trust, they have just stepped up and got on with it, whatever is asked of them. They are delivering the best care possible in unprecedented circumstances. Thank you.”