Published date: 23 January 2023

NHSPS complete refurbishment at Falmouth Hospital

NHSPS, in collaboration with Cornwall FT have recently completed a major refurbishment of Falmouth Hospital. The long-term maintenance and external redecoration works have greatly improved the facility for both patients and clinicians.

Last week, the MP for Truro and Falmouth, Cherilyn Mackrory visited the hospital to see the results of the extensive renovation works and praised the results of the project, "I am thrilled to see the completion of the refurbishment works at Falmouth Hospital. The improved facility will greatly benefit the patients and clinicians who use it, and I am particularly impressed with the close working relationship between NHS Property Services and the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust. This project is a great example of how investment in our healthcare infrastructure can make a real difference in the community."

The completion of the renovation works at Falmouth Hospital is a major accomplishment, especially considering the challenges posed by both winter weather and delays caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these obstacles, the 16-week program was completed on schedule and within budget in 2022.

The renovation project, which cost half a million pounds, has not only improved the aesthetic of the building, but it has also ensured the safety and preservation of the structure for the future benefit of Falmouth's residents.  This upgrade has created a comfortable and safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors alike. The hospital management and staff commended the support of the community and the efforts of the construction team to complete the project during these challenging times. The project included repairs to the drainage systems as well as the replacement of defective windows and doors making the hospital more energy efficient. The hospital is now fully operational and ready to provide the best care for the community.

James Wakeham, Principal Construction Manager (South West) at NHS Property Services, said, "We are proud of the close working relationship with CPFT and frontline staff in delivering a facility that truly addresses local needs."

Margaret Schwarz, Chair, Cornwall NHSFT, said, "The refurbishment works at Falmouth Hospital are a testament to the dedication and hard work of NHS Property Services and the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust. We are thrilled with the improved facility, which will greatly benefit both patients and clinicians. The close working relationship between our organizations has been key to the success of this project and we are excited to continue providing high-quality healthcare services in this enhanced environment."