North West team completes new intermediate care facility

Topic Projects

Date 16 Dec 2021

Galliford Try’s Building North West business has successfully handed the Bevan Intermediate Care Unit to Salford City Council

The £10.4m building, which is based adjacent to the Salford Royal Hospital, is designed to house patients who require care and assistance as they transition to a return home, rather than occupying an acute bed in the main facility, cutting the average stay in hospital. As well as the 60-bed accommodation, the Bevan IMU includes day rooms and a therapy garden to promote wellbeing among patients.

Dr Pete Turkington, Chief Officer and Medical Director at Salford Royal, which is part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, said: “When our patients no longer need to be in a hospital bed, it’s better for their ongoing recovery to return to the comfort of their own home as soon as possible and this new unit will provide the perfect environment for them to regain their confidence and independence.

“It is fantastic to see the unit up and running so our patients can benefit from these state-of-the-art facilities – we’re very proud to be able to open such a great unit in Salford.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett commented: “This Bevan intermediate Care Unit is an incredible new facility – one we have never had the luxury of having before – and we are so proud to play our part as a City Council in making it happen, bringing this excellent facility in our City into fruition.

“It is great to see this building officially open and already in use. It is a first-class facility and exactly what people need and rightly deserve in our City. We know that intermediate care has a massive impact on people’s recovery and helps them to regain independence and confidence. The Bevan Unit will help people return to and remain living in their own home for longer, which is really important at this time given the demands on our care home services.

Darren Parker, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building North West, said: “The successful delivery of the Bevan IMU project has been an excellent example of collaborative working across the whole project team, the challenges that COVID created during construction have been overcome and the whole Galliford Try NW team are very proud to have delivered such a high quality building for Salford City Council & the NHS Trust.”