Ward 42 at Newcastle's RVI Hospital
Left to right: Rob Lees, senior project manager for Estates Capital Projects and David Thompson, regional director for Tolent.

The stroke unit at Newcastle’s RVI Hospital is to be expanded as part of a £2.7m refurbishment to increase space and improve facilities for both patients and staff.

Set to be delivered by contractor Tolent, the refurbishment will see Ward 42 become part of the hospital’s stroke unit, creating four additional six-bed bays, four single cubicles, an assessment suite, a new staff room and a patient rehabilitation gym to enhance patient experience.

The ward will also undergo a refurbishment in-line with Newcastle Hospitals new branding standards. These standards are to be rolled out across all future refurbishments, to improve the ward environment and the overall patient experience.

Robert Lees, senior project manager for Estates Capital Projects, said: “These key upgrade projects will provide immediate benefits and create an improved environment for both patients and staff.

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“As an outstanding Trust, these improved facilities will help our staff continue to provide the highest standard of care and we look forward to seeing the completed works.”

This contract is the 12th awarded to Tolent by the Trust’s estates team, having already carried out over £12.5m worth of work across the RVI and Freeman hospitals in the city as well as the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Sunderland in March 2020.

David Thompson, regional director for Tolent, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship with the Newcastle Hospitals Trusts estates team which is testimony to the continued high standards that our team deliver.

“The work being carried out is going to make a real difference to the care of patients and the wellbeing of the staff who care for them, and it’s something we’re proud to be involved in.”

Tolent is also currently working on the construction of a new centre being developed by Sunderland City Council to support people living with physical and learning disabilities.

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