Sewell Construction has been appointed to deliver a £9 million Integrated Care Centre (ICC), uniting services to provide tailored care for the elderly and combat unnecessary hospital admissions.
The new development, which is being built on the site of the former David Lister School in East Hull, will primarily treat elderly patients who have been identified by their GP as being at risk of hospital admission.
In a first for the UK, patients will be assessed, have a comprehensive integrated care plan formed and a care coordinator appointed on the same day, with physio and occupational therapists, voluntary services and third sector organisations, diabetic and other specialist services based in one place.
Sewell Construction is working alongside United Living, who are developing 80 bungalows on the same surplus land, as part of separate plans for residential housing.
Regular drop in sessions are being held throughout the development to keep residents informed about activities on site.
In October 2017, it was announced that the new centre will be named The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre when it opens in early 2018. The centre is named after Hull’s popular fundraiser, Jean Bishop, also known as the Bee Lady, who has raised over £119,000 for older people’s charity Age UK while wearing her trademark bee costume since 2000.
This will be the 13th health facility in the city to be built by Sewell, on behalf of partners, supporting health transformation in Hull.
Sewell Facilities Management, who look after 13 health centres in Hull with partners Citycare, have been appointed to maintain the purpose built facility once completed.
Currently on site: Both hard and soft landscaped areas are being created along with starting to apply the coloured render to the external walls. Over 1000m of underground service ducting has been installed which will enable the lighting columns and bollards to function once installed.
The internal walls are now built and plastered. Main cabling and pipework is also complete with many rooms having suspended ceilings fitted.