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Trust invests in future of Newark Hospital

A significant investment has been made in to Newark Hospital’s electrical infrastructure to ensure that it is fit for the future.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust has invested £1m to upgrade Newark Hospital’s electrical infrastructure and theatres. The electrical work will ensure that the hospital has a robust standby generator to power the hospital should there be a power outage at any point in the future.

Other major work has included upgrading the electrical supplies in the hospital’s theatres including new theatre lighting, supplying a new location for the transportable MRI Scanner and providing a new cooling system to ensure that the hospital is at a more comfortable temperature for patients.

The next key stage of the upgrades will involve some power outage at Newark Hospital during the weekend of 13 – 14 January. All staff have been updated and disruption to patients and areas should be kept to a minimum.

Assistant Chief Operating Officer for Newark Hospital, Ant Rosevear said: “I am really pleased that this work is taking place, as it really does safeguard the hospital for the future. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to our patients during the 13 – 14 January, however, we hope that this will be kept to a minimum.

“Once this work has been completed it will ensure the future sustainability of services for many years to come, enabling us to provide health care service locally for Newark residents."

Work has been carried out by a number of contractors including; Skanska, Siemens, Grays and Bailey Construction.