A new, flat-pack style ward for seriously-ill coronavirus patients is under construction for Tameside General Hospital during the pandemic, the Manchester Evening News can reveal. And incredibly, manufacturers have worked round the clock to deliver the modular ward building in just a matter of weeks.
The intensive care unit ward will have capacity for ten beds and a steel frame is expected to be hoisted into place on a huge crane a week on Sunday.
Health trust bosses said the project was part of its plans to increase the hospital’s critical care capacity during the pandemic.
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