Belfast Telegraph

Work to begin on £3m suite at hospital

By Adrian Rutherford

Work is set to start on a new £3.37million facility at Craigavon Area Hospital

The aseptic suite, located in front of the Macmillan Building, will house the preparation and dispensing of sterile medical products and specialised medications. It will replace the current structure attached to the pharmacy department.

Dr Tracey Boyce, director of pharmacy for the Southern Health Trust, said: "Preparation of specialist medications like chemotherapy requires great expertise in particularly controlled environmental conditions.

"We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring this service much closer to patients - linked to the Mandeville Unit where chemotherapy is administered, we will now be able to deliver treatments much more quickly."

Construction is planned to take 12 months, beginning on January 22, and during this time the entrance doors of the Macmillan Building will be closed.

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