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Bam Construction signs £27.5m University Hospital Ayr and Crosshouse contract

Bam Construction has signed a £27.5m contract to deliver the Building for Better Care programme for NHS Ayrshire and Arran in Scotland.

The Building for Better Care programme will deliver a new emergency department at University Hospital Ayr, with resuscitation bays, high care areas and cubicles.

It also includes two new combined assessment units at Ayr and the University Hospital Crosshouse to allow for rapid assessment of patients when they first arrive at the hospitals.

Work is due to begin at University Hospital Ayr in May and at University Hospital Crosshouse in mid-June.

Bam Construction regional director Doug Keillor said: “Bam Construction is delighted to be working with NHS Ayrshire & Arran on the construction of the new Emergency Department and Combined Assessment Unit at University Hospital Ayr and the Combined Assessment Unit at University Hospital Crosshouse.

“These facilities will provide improved healthcare facilities for the local communities and Bam looks forward to creating opportunities during the construction period for local suppliers and contractors.”

The contract was awarded under the Health Facilities Scotland Framework, which expired in January 2013. Bam Construction was not selected for its successor, the £900m NHS Frameworks Scotland 2.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran chief executive John Burns said: “Signing the contract this week was a major landmark and the culmination of several years of work to improve the quality of our services.

“Building for Better Care will give us the fit-for-purpose physical environment to support our improvements to how patients are assessed, treated, admitted or safely discharged when they come to hospital in an emergency.”

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