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Right Arrow Monster crane will chill Ormskirk
20 February 2014 at 14:09
A 300ft high monster will dominate the skyline of Ormskirk on Saturday 1st March.

The giant crane will be lifting a new chiller unit on to the roof of Ormskirk hospital. The work is part of a £270,000 refurbishment scheme to the cooling system.

Andrew Green, Facilities Manager at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said: “The crane weighs 500 tonnes and should be quite a sight. We are carrying this work out at a weekend to keep disruption to the hospital to a minimum.”

The crane will occupy the entire patient transport ambulance parking area to the left of the main hospital entrance.

As a safety precaution, part of the hospital will be closed between 6am and 5pm but, apart from the temporary closure of the chapel, this should not affect patients or visitors.

Traffic marshalls will direct visitors and staff as necessary. Pedestrian access to the main hospital and West Lancashire Health Centre will be via the hospital main entrance. Vehicular access will be maintained to the rear access road for maternity ambulances and any Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust traffic

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We have a budget of £181m and employ 3,300 staff. In 2012/13, our staff saw 247,605 outpatients; treated 60,635 inpatients; supported the birth of 3,043 babies; and attended to 98,163 urgent care cases.