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Following our successful involvement in Manchester’s NHS Nightingale and NHS Rainbow hospitals in North Wales, MIG was recently commissioned to help build a new 400 bed facility in Cardiff.

The modular construction is being built next to the University Hospital of Wales in the Welsh capital, after the decommissioning of the Dragon’s Heart field hospital at the Principality Stadium.

Commissioned on behalf of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, MIG was responsible for the supply and installation of bed head units, bed locators and hand/crash rails to the project.

“As with our previous work on facilities for anticipated coronavirus cases, we needed to work quickly while overcoming the challenges that come with a lockdown,” said Carl Mitten, director at MIG.

“Despite the additional restrictions on our team from Wales’ ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown rules, we were able to complete the first phase of the job in three days, working closely with other constructors on-site.”

With the northern wing of the building now been completed, the entire project is on track to be finished by January 2021,.

The new facility is designed to help the surrounding area cope with any overflow of COVID-19 patients, as well as any additional pressures resulting from winter illnesses.