Staff set to move into new £16.4million accommodation block

The finishing touches are being made to a new £16.4million staff accommodation block at Grimsby hospital.

The modern ‘key worker’ accommodation constructed by Kier, consists of 96 student units and 124 studio apartments to house hard to recruit staff including doctors and nurses.

Staff at the hospital were asked to put forward suggestions for names for the new building and then voted on their favourites. The winning name was The Roost, as chosen by consultant radiologist, Dr Joseph Alex.

The building has now been officially handed over to the Trust with the first staff members set to move in during December.

John O’Callaghan, managing director for Kier Northern, commented: “The new accommodation at Grimsby Hospital provides high quality, modern and comfortable space for key workers that is ideally situated for NHS employees in Grimsby and we are thrilled to have completed this scheme for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust(NLaG).

“Throughout the duration of this project, we have engaged with the local community as well as visited schools and provided students with an insight in to the project and fundraised for the hospital. We have also worked closely with the local supply chain and provided training and apprenticeship opportunities as we look to leave a lasting legacy in Grimsby.”

NLaG director of estates and facilities Jug Johal said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our staff such high standards of modern accommodation at affordable prices. We hope these new facilities help us to attract more medical staff to come and work for us.”

The Roost will be officially opened by Sir Keith Pearson, chair of Health Education England, at a ceremony on Monday December 3 at 11am.