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This is the bi-monthly E-Brief for the Western Trust's Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex project.
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As the vision is fast approaching reality; as paper plans have become physical spaces; the Hospital will soon be filled with beds, scanners, dialysers, couches and a myriad of electro-medical equipment.

Recent input and assistance has been greatly appreciated with finalising equipment specifications that will enable the Project Team and PaLS to place over £4m of orders by the close of this financial year.

A number of Relocation Leads have already availed of the on-going site tours and can begin to appreciate the layout of each respective department. The areas that were designed those years ago now begin to take shape.

Planning will soon begin to schedule familiarisation training for staff during 2017 with HSDU staff scheduled to move across to the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex in early 2017.

I want to acknowledge all contributions to the various groups such as move planning, timetabling, records weeding and commissioning tasks. 

I extend my thanks to everyone involved and wish you every success in the months ahead ensuring a smooth transition for our patients and clients.

Michael MacCrossan
Project Lead
Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex
Good progress continues on the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, and this busy construction site can have almost 500 workmen on site at a time. 
    
Construction works will be largely completed by December 2016 and subsequently the Hospital will undertake a period of engineering commissioning and validation of systems.  The new building has over 900 individual rooms and the challenging task of installing fixtures and fittings, painting and laying floors in each one is progressing well.
 
Completion of the HSDU block, which is a standalone building close to the new link road, is at an advanced stage with the sterilizers and washer disinfectors currently being installed.  This unit will sterilise and clean re-usable medical devices used in the Trust’s Omagh and Fermanagh facilities including theatres, dental surgeries and podiatry treatment rooms.
 
During the next phase the Trust will co-ordinate deliveries of the many hundreds of items of fitted equipment for installation by the contractor such as fridges, wall dispensers and noticeboards.

The Project Team is working closely with the contractor to co-ordinate operational commissioning tasks in readiness to facilitate a phased relocation of existing services to  the new facility from February through to April 2017.
We recently welcomed members of the Tyrone County Hospital Celebration Committee to the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex construction site. The Committee is made up of current and retired staff of the Tyrone County Hospital who meet regularly to organise the celebratory events that will commemorate the old hospital as we prepare to move into the new hospital in early to mid 2017.
As part of the World Mental Health Day campaign this year, Marie Dunne from our Health Improvement department visited the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex site to present a mental health workshop for the construction workers from McLaughlin & Harvey.

Marie provided an informative presentation, promoting the ‘Five Ways to strengthen Emotional Wellbeing’ and how to maintain a healthy work-life balance. As part of the campaign, everyone was asked to share their pledges to promote emotional wellbeing. 
We have recently developed Consultation car parking arrangements for the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex.

These arrangements have been developed in line with car parking measures currently operational at both Altnagelvin Area and South West Acute Hospitals.

The Consultation includes the proposed allocation of free/ paid for car parking spaces, the proposed hourly rate for paid for spaces and the draft Operational Procedures.

 
Sister Joann McCullagh, Outpatients Department - Tyrone County Hospital
Joann McCullagh, Outpatients Manager, Tyrone County Hospital talks about how the Outpatients area of Tyrone County Hospital will evolve and the benefits of moving into brand new surroundings when the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex opens in 2017.
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