Work to start on new Cromer dialysis unit
Work gets underway on a million pound project to build a new dialysis unit at Cromer and District Hospital from next month.
The new renal unit will be transferable to the new hospital planned for north Norfolk. The Bernstein legacy will contribute £500,000 to the project. Off-site work on the pre-fabricated buildings starts next month with groundworks at the hospital starting in August and site works commencing in September.
The dialysis unit is due to be completed in December and will then be fitted out with clinical equipment and the clinical team will start training and testing the new unit from January. The renal unit will become operational in mid-February 2006.
Trust chairman David Prior said: “The addition of an eight-station dialysis unit for north Norfolk patients is a major step forward and will save patients having to make repeat trips to Norwich.
“I am doubly glad that we have been able to put to good use some of the late Sagle Bernstein’s very generous legacy for the benefit of patients across north Norfolk. Mrs Bernstein made a remarkable bequest and from next year Cromer hospital will be able to provide important new health services as a result.”
The new dialysis unit will be located at the back of the hospital site.