Hospital rebuild progressing

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THE fire-hit main entrance of Chesterfield Royal Hospital is due to reopen within two months.

Rebuilding work is now nearly complete on the hospital’s entrance, which was destroyed by fire last June.

Tim Laycock, project manager at the hospital, said: “We’ve put the roof over what will be the shop area, begun building the walled area that will form the boundaries of the shop and put down the new floor.

“There’s still plenty to do, including installing the new help desk, seating and ATM but we’re on schedule.

“We expect to be open to the public by the end of April or beginning of May.”

The new plans include an electronic queuing system, a better service for disabled patients and more privacy for patients booking in electronically.