Scarborough and Malton hospital repairs will go ahead as part of £3.5m Government grant

Urgent roof repairs at Scarborough Hospital can go ahead thanks to Government cash.

By Sarah Fitton
Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 12:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 12:14 pm

York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust has been given £3.5m for 21 refurbishment and improvement projects.

These will include the roof work at Scarborough Hospital as well as replacing two boilers at Malton Hospital.

New flooring is being installed along the main corridor at York Hospital and windows will be replaced at all of the trust’s sites.

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Urgent repair work can now go ahead at the hospital.

There will also be new air handling units installed at Scarborough, Bridlington and York.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “These are just some of the many improvements we will be making in the coming months for the benefit of our patients, visitors and staff.

“We are delighted that the trust has received these additional funds, which will allow us to invest in a programme of backlog maintenance works to improve our estate buildings and supporting infrastructure.”

The money is part of £600m allocated across England to tackle critical maintenance work.

The work will be completed by March 2021.

MP for Malton and Thirsk Kevin Hollinrake said: “The NHS has played a huge role in our lives in 2020 and I am delighted that the York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust will benefit from Government funding to carry out vital maintenance work over the coming months.

“These crucial projects will deliver immediate benefits and provide NHS staff with the facilities they need to provide world-class care to patients, helping our NHS to build back better after the pandemic.”