Artist’s impression of the new block of flats for doctors and nurses
1st August 2017
Work will begin next week on a new £16.4million staff accommodation block at Grimsby hospital.
North East Lincolnshire Council granted planning permission for the 220 homes aimed at attracting ‘key workers’ to our health service.
They will be situated off Jupiter Way and Laurel Close.
The homes will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroomed properties and apartments.
They are expected to be ready for January next year.
Key workers are hard to recruit staff including doctors and nurses. The block will consist of 96 student units and 124 studio apartments.
The current residential accommodation at the Grimsby site is in need of significant upgrading in order for it to be of a high enough standard to attract new staff.
Director of estates and facilities Jug Johal said: “This is a much needed development as the current accommodation is in poor condition and in order for the Trust to recruit and retain medical staff new modern accommodation is vital.”
The Trust, which runs Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital has struggled to recruit and retain highly skilled health care professionals to work at the hospital, and hopes that by replacing the existing accommodation on site, the new student houses and apartments will go some way towards improving the recruitment package.
The new accommodation is for student nurses and doctors.
Kier Construction expect to complete construction by December.
Existing residential accommodation is more than 30 years old and “in a poor state“, according to NLaG.
Mr Johal, said: “The development of this land will allow us to build much-needed new accommodation for our clinical staff, which is usually a very important consideration for doctors and nurses in this country and abroad who are looking for new jobs.
“Having premium new apartments available as part of our recruitment package will help us attract and retain new people to Grimsby hospital and retain them.
“Students are more likely to want to come and train with us if we are able to offer them a place to live that is modern, comfortable and convenient.”
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