New state-of-the-art ICU set for Pilgrim

A NEW £4.2 million state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit is being developed for Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

Plans will see the larger Intensive Care Unit (ICU) replace the current one, and bring ‘major benefits’ to seriously ill patients and their relatives.

Matron for medical services and A&E at Pilgrim Siobhan Sodiwala said: “The old nine-bedded unit was cramped and very much in need of redevelopment.

“This new unit will enable us to meet same-sex accommodation requirements, to better care for patients’ privacy and dignity and also to provide much-improved relative and staff areas.”

The development will feature four single rooms, instead of the old unit’s singular room, and an eight-bay ward, with new visitor areas and state-of-the-art equipment.

It is being created on the second-floor of the hospital tower block in conjunction with the development of a new Endoscopy Unit, and will open in spring 2012.

“In addition, there will be improved facilities for relatives and a seminar room for staff training,” said Siobhan.

“We are really looking forward to having the new unit up and running.”

She added: “It will make such a difference and allow my team to deliver the highest quality of care to the sickest patients in Pilgrim hospital.”

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