Boldon healthcare firm Opus wins Freeman Hospital contract

Opus Building Services staff at work.
Opus Building Services staff at work.

A Boldon company has been awarded the contract to install a new specialist diagnostic theatre for one of the North East’s most important hospitals.

Healthcare specialists Opus Building Services won the contract to install the new state-of-the-art theatre at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, working with contractors Compass Developments (NE) Ltd on behalf of NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Gavin Richardson, managing ndirector of Opus Building Services.

Gavin Richardson, managing ndirector of Opus Building Services.

The specialist building services firm will replace an outdated diagnostic theatre at the Freeman with a new Radio Diagnostic Theatre (Cath 4 Lab), including the safe removal of the existing structure and installation of new medical equipment to allow the hospital to continue to provide excellent patient service in the future.

Managing director Gavin Richardson commented: “The Freeman Hospital is highly regarded nationally for its excellent quality facilities and patient care, as well as having an enviable international reputation for its pioneering expertise in transplant surgery.

“The hospital continues to invest in state-of- the-art facilities for people in the region so we were delighted to work with the hospital once again.”

“Opus Building Services are specialists in the health sector and expert in managing the complex and critical-to-life projects for health care institutions.

Opus Building Services are specialists in the health sector and expert in managing the complex and critical-to-life projects for health care institutions.

Gavin Richardson

“We have experience working in every hospital in the North East and have been working with NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust since 2006.

“We are also one of only four companies in the UK on the NHS national framework portal.”

The firm, which has an extensive track record in the health sector from critical care installations such as high-dependency and intensive care units to modern office accommodation, recently completed the upgrade of the Bowel Screening Unit at the QE Hospital ,in Gateshead, and a subsequent contract to upgrade the former accident and emergency department at the hospital, as well as completing works to install a new MRI scanner at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI).

Opus Building Services provides specialist electrical, heating and plumbing services across a range of industrial sectors including; commercial and retail, healthcare, education, sports and leisure as well as industrial and manufacturing.