Accident & Emergency Department - Wrexham Maelor - Paul Kelly

During 2017 the Emergency Department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital had a refurbishment.  The refurbishment required a very detailed plan to ensure that we were able to continue to operate the service whilst the work was carried out.  Paul Kelly the site manager from Read Construction worked with the team in the Emergency Department raising any possible issues to ensure that disruption in service was kept to a minimum.  One of the obstacles we faced was replacing the flooring in the waiting room, Paul discussed the best time for this work to be completed and arranged for this to be done during the night when the department is under less pressure and has less patients in the waiting room.  We also had weighing scales installed in the floor at the entrance to the Resus area, again Paul worked with the department to ensure we would still be able to access the Resus area with patients on a trolley whilst the entrance to Resus was closed.   The communication between Paul and the department was excellent and ensured the project was completed with minimum disruption and on time.

Frances Jones, Assistant Directorate General Manager, BCUHB