Topping Out Ceremony at Critical Care Centre

15/12/2011

The Health Minister Edwin Poots recently performed the Topping Out ceremony at Phase 2B, Critical Care Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital.  Construction of the Critical Care Building is due to be completed in 2012 with a total project cost of £151m. Mr Poots said all patients will benefit from this new state of the art building, with modern fit for purpose critical care facilities.

He said: "This new building is a much needed project and these new facilities will benefit from the latest innovations in design and technology and provide regional emergency and trauma services to some of the most severely injured people in Northern Ireland."

The first six floors of the building will include an emergency department, main theatres and an adult critical care unit. The top three floors will house post natal beds and maternity outpatients.

Mr Poots added: "Along with a new maternity building to include delivery theatres, antenatal beds, birthing rooms and a neonatal unit, linked to the Critical Care Building, the construction will also permit the delivery of first class regional maternity services in Northern Ireland."

Picture: Karen Brookes Co-Director Planning & Redevelopment, Pat McCartan Chairman, John Roden, Edwin Poots Minister for Health, Brenda Creaney Director of Nursing & User Experience, Philip Cheevers (Mr Roden and Mr Cheevers both of McLaughlin & Harvey).