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New Facility at Antrim Area Hospital

Woodvale Construction has been awarded the contract for the construction of the new-build Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) at Antrim Area Hospital.

This £2 million centre for rape and sexual abuse victims will be built in the grounds of Antrim Area Hospital providing comprehensive and co-ordinated medical, forensic and aftercare services for anyone who needs these services.

As a victim-focused regional facility, one of the key benefits will be the ability for people to self-refer. The SARC is a significant step which will deliver high standards of care and services by specialist staff trained in caring for victims of sexual abuse. The SARC will work closely with Voluntary Sector Organisations to deliver a co-ordinated range of services to meet the individual needs of the victim.

The existing hospital, other buildings, associated roads and car parking will remain in constant use during the construction of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre. The works will be carried out to mitigate any disruption or inconvenience to the existing Hospital complex, its patients, staff and visitors.

Working in a live functioning environment provides many challenges, but Woodvale Construction has a proven track record of successfully delivering projects on restricted sites and within live operational environments, whilst at the same time minimising disruption and inconvenience to the many stakeholders.