May 20, 2010 3.56 pm This story is over 166 months old

New £7.8m County Hospital ward is ready

Better wards: Expensive new wards at the Lincoln County Hospital are ready, with spacious bed bays and individual ensuite rooms.

Two new state of the art wards costing £7.8 million have just opened at Lincoln County Hospital. The 28-bed Caythorpe and Fillingham wards claim better accommodation for patients, with spacious bed bays and individual en suite rooms.

For the first time in a Lincoln health facility, the wards are said to have achieved the highest possible standard of environmental accreditation using the national assessment standards. They were built in only a couple of months using a modular system, and are purposely designed to fit the requirements of the hospital.

Mike Spearmen, Director of Estates and Facilities at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS, said: “The wards provide us with additional beds on the hospital site, so that we can see and treat more patients more quickly.”

The new development follows the opening of the 23-bed Navenby ward in January. Charge Nurse, Dan Stephens (pictured above, centre, with student nurse Laura Carratt, left, and junior sister Marie Lemon, right) says the new wards have single sex bays and 12 en suite side rooms for patient’s privacy and dignity.

“The opening of the new wards has been an exciting and challenging time for me and my staff. We are all very proud to be able to care for our patients on such a lovely new ward, enabling us to provide high quality healthcare in a clean and safe environment,” Stephens added.

Source, Photos: NHS Lincolnshire