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8 November 2012
Health Projects successfully hands over a modernised department to
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital
INTEGRATED Health Projects
(IHP), a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert
McAlpine, has successfully completed the £500,000 contract to
modernise an existing ward at The Royal Liverpool University
Hospital (RLUH) for The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University
Hospitals NHS Trust. The contract comprised four phases to
extensively refurbish the existing resuscitation area within the
Emergency Department (ED). The Observation Ward was also converted,
creating an extension of the resuscitation area to increase the bed
capaCity from 6 to 8. The development provides additional modern
treatment areas for patients with serious injuries as a result of
major trauma. It further strengthens the Royal's abilities and
expertise in treating serious injuries as part of the Major Trauma
Centre Collaborative (MTCC) between Aintree University Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University
Hospital NHS Trust and the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. The 3
Trusts will work together to deliver a specialist trauma service
across Cheshire and Merseyside.
Each phase of the development at the Royal was undertaken within the
hospital's live ED. Close liaison was maintained, requiring numerous
briefings between the Trust and the project team on a daily basis to
ensure that site activities did not affect patient care. The scheme
was successfully handed over to the Trust 1 week earlier then
programmed, which given the challenges of working in a busy hospital
environment this was a real achievement and only possible due to the
close working relationship of both the Trust and IHP site team.
Mark Thomas, Regional Director, IHP, Building Division – North West,
said:- "This contract has provided the Royal Liverpool
University Hospital with a modernised Accident and Emergency
department that will extend their current services and ensure they
are equipped with the most efficient resources to deal with the most
demanding A&E cases."
Kate Clark, consultant in emergency care at the RLUH said:-
"We are a leading centre for major trauma care as part of the Major
Trauma Collaborative. We would like to thank IHP for successfully
delivering this project ahead of schedule. The new development
provides us with increased capaCity for providing expert care and
treatment for patients with the most serious, life threatening
injuries from across Merseyside and Cheshire."
executive starts at the Royal
THE Royal Liverpool and
Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed its new chief
executive Aidan Kehoe. Aidan joined the Trust from Blackpool
Teaching Hospitals where he had been chief executive. Having grown
up in Liverpool, it has always been Aidan's ambition to take the
helm at the Royal.
said:- "I am very happy to be here at the Royal. I have wanted
to be chief executive here ever since I started as a management
trainee in the NHS. I am a Liverpool fan and running these hospitals
is the equivalent of becoming LFC's manager for me. My priorities
for the coming months will be to continue the great work already
underway to provide our patients with the best possible care and
carry on meeting key targets around cancer, waiting times and
infection control. The new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and
the Liverpool BioCampus are key developments for our hospitals and
for the City, which I am really excited about."
Judith Greensmith, chairman, said:- "I am delighted that Aidan
is now here at our hospitals and would like to formally welcome him
on behalf of our Board of Directors. Thank you to the Board and in
particular to Diane Wake, as acting chief executive, for their
support and hard work over the past few months. It has been
invaluable and I am confident that we can continue to provide the
best possible treatment and care to our patients, with the continued
dedication and support of our staff."
Aidan is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Aidan has worked in the NHS for over 20 years having started as a
management trainee. Aidan's first NHS post was as trainee at
Salisbury District Hospital. Aidan spent 6 years working for KPMG
and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Since 1994 Aidan
has worked in a number of management posts at Rampton Hospital
Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust and Salford
Royal Foundation Trust. He joined Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust in 2004 as director of operations and became deputy
chief executive in February 2006. In his role as director of
operations Aidan was responsible for ensuring Blackpool achieved
foundation trust status. Aidan was appointed chief executive of
Blackpool in 2009 and steered the organisation to becoming a
INFORMATION REGARDING IVAN LEACH
LANCASHIRE Police in
Lancashire hunting fugitive Ivan Leach have issued new CCTV of the
absconder as they continue to do all they can to catch him. The
footage shows 47 year old Leach at a Barclay's Bank cash machine in
Nottingham City Centre at 11.13 am on Saturday, 20 October 2012.
This is the last confirmed sighting of Leach, although Police have
also received more than 100 possible unconfirmed sightings.
also known as Lee Cyrus, went missing from North Sea Camp open
prison, Boston, Lincolnshire on Tuesday, 9 October 2012, after going
on day release and Police forces across England and Scotland
continue to work together in an effort to track him down.
have been distributed across England and Scotland appearing on
buses, in shops, community centres, hospitals, and in bus and train
The appeal was shown on the big screen at Preston North
End's FA cup game on Saturday, 3 November 2012, and we are working
with other football clubs across England and Scotland to widen the
appeal via their match programmes.
Detective Superintendent Paul Withers, of the Force Major
Investigation Team, said:- "This CCTV shows Leach in a busy
City Centre on a Saturday morning carrying what appears to be a
sleeping bag and stopping to withdraw money at an ATM. I'm sure a
number of people will have seen him and while his appearance may
have changed, I would appeal for anyone who thinks they have seen
Leach or who has any information on his whereabouts to get in touch
The CCTV appears to show Leach has grown a beard and
a moustache and people should be aware that he may change his
appearance to evade capture.
In the footage he is wearing a dark green
three-quarter length jacket, dark trousers and dark shoes.
Leach was born in Preston and has connections across the City as
well as in South Ribble. He is known to have been in the City on a
number of occasions since he absconded, but he could be anywhere in
Enquiries are also ongoing in Nottinghamshire,
Lincolnshire and Tayside.
Officers have warned Leach should not, under any circumstances, be
approached as he poses a significant risk.
Detective Superintendent Withers continued:- "We are liaising
with a number of other forces across England and Scotland and have a
huge number of resources dedicated to tracking him down and
apprehend him but we need the public's help. I want to reassure
people that we follow up every potential sighting of him so I'd urge
people to call Police if you think you see him or know of his
current whereabouts. I would also like to warn anyone who may be
harbouring him that if they know where he is, and they fail to
notify Police, action will be taken against them. At the same time I
would appeal directly to Leach, wherever he is, to hand himself in.
Police forces across the UK are alert to the fact that has absconded
and given the publiCity of the past 2 weeks, his face is now well
known within communities across England and Scotland. He should do
the right thing and give himself up."
Leach is described as white; around 5 feet, 11 inches tall, of
stocky build with cropped hair and hazel eyes.
His has a distinctive
scar on his top lip under his nose and 2 distinctive tattoos, 1 with
the name 'Annette' on the bicep of his left arm and a
figure of a barbarian woman on the back of his right shoulder blade.
Anyone with any information in England is asked to contact Police by
calling:- 101, but if in Scotland, people are asked to call:- 999 as
the 101 service is not yet available, in Scotland.
People with information can also contact the independent charity
Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111 or online at via:-
personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded
and you will not go to court.
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