Improvements for island hospital

Improvements for island hospital

Essential improvement works to St Mary’s Community Hospital on the Isles of Scilly are expected to start on 5 November 2018.

The community hospital is the islands’ only hospital and works to provide quality healthcare to over 2,300 residents*.

Work taking place includes vital fire safety improvements, roof maintenance and the replacement of water storage tanks, which will result in a better patient experience. The work is expected to be completed by 14 January 2019.

As bed capacity will reduce during the works, measures have been put in place to ensure its business as usual in the hospital. Hospital staff will be working hard to ensure services run as normal, although on a reduced scale. The hospital’s Minor Injury Unit will continue to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with x-rays available on Wednesday’s. Please call 01720 422392 to confirm x-ray opening before making your journey.

Ian Bartlett Associate Director: Estates and Facilities: Safety and Security, commented: “Every effort will be made to minimise disruption while this essential work is carried out, we would like to apologise to anyone who’s inconvenienced while this work is taking place. The end result will achieve significant improvements that will be of benefit to both patients and staff. All the patient area work will be completed in time for business as usual to resume in January following the Christmas holiday period.”