Works begin at £73million development at Altnagelvin

Altnagelvin Hospital

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA, today announced the award of two significant contracts for further investment at Altnagelvin - a new North Wing Ward Block to replace the ageing tower block wards and major upgrade works to Day Surgery Theatres.

The Minister confirmed the appointment of Northstone (NI) Ltd as the contractor to build the new North Wing building at Altnagelvin Area Hospital.

This is part of a £73.5million project at the Altnagelvin site which will incorporate six inpatient ward areas, a new main entrance to the hospital and relocation of the car parking facilities.

The Minister also confirmed the appointment of TAL Ltd as the contractor to provide new Day Surgery Theatres at Altnagelvin Hospital.

This separate £3.3million project will involve the refurbishment of existing theatre space and redesign of services.

It will provide additional daycase theatre capacity to address immediate theatre pressures at Altnagelvin Hospital.

The Day Surgery Theatres project will become operational in January 2018 and North Wing building will be completed by December 2019