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Phase 1b (Nov-Jan 19)

Phase 1b of Neonatal Unit upgrade starts 19th November 2018

Liverpool Women’s announced in December 2017 that £15m funding to improve and upgrade its existing Neonatal Unit was approved. You can read more about this announcement on the Trust’s website.

The redevelopment work began with Phase 1a and consisted of a reconfiguration of the 2nd Floor to create a decant space for 20 SCBU cot bays and associated rooms.

Phase 1b of the project is due to commence on Monday 19th November 2018.

The works will be completed in the existing Neonatal Unit on the 1st floor of the building.

The works in this phase centre around the creation of 8 ITU cot bays which will be utilised by the Neonatal team for around 12 months while the main project build takes place.

These works are due to be completed in early January 2019, with the main build following on from this phase.

Babies being treated in the existing unit will be moved into the new Low Dependency Unit on the 2nd floor over the next few weeks to make way for the building work to continue. This will also include the opening of the parents’ accommodation in the same area of the unit.

Temporary signage will be provided for all staff and visitors for clear wayfinding while this work is underway.

Visitors should be aware that there will be some disruption to car park and ambulance entrances over the course of the next few weeks - a simple overview of the areas affected are shown within the images on the following page.

In the meantime, visitors should also be aware that construction activity is now beginning to increase significantly, with large vehicles and regular deliveries on-site.

Therefore, we would like to ask all visitors to ensure that they adhere to all statutory road signs and markings around the site, including speed limits, parking in designated bays and respecting any coned off areas, double yellow lines, grassed areas, and electric car charging points.

Adhering to this advice will help to reduce any potential for obstructions to traffic around the site, damage to vehicles and most importantly danger to our patients, visitors, and staff.

Members of staff, patients, and the public will continue to see regular communication and updates about this project over the coming weeks and months as the work and different phases progress.

If you have any questions or concerns while any of the current or future work is being undertaken, please contact a member of staff on the Neonatal Unit who will liaise with Interserve, who are our principle contractor for the works.

You can also access a more detailed version of the project plan for Phase 1b via this link.