Masons Moving Group in Wales recently completed the moving and storage of beds, equipment and PPE to the new Lakeside Wing based at The University Hospital Wales. The company has played an integral role in the rapid response needed to combat COVID-19.
The Masons team was vital in the transformation of iconic Cardiff monument, the Principality Stadium, into Ysbyty Calon Ddraig or Dragon’s Heart Hospital, a temporary hospital as part of the coronavirus response, similar to Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel Centre in London. After accepting 46 patients at Dragon’s Heart Hospital before being put on standby, the Masons team then spent three weeks moving 1,500 beds, monitoring equipment and furniture to a giant white tent that took over the pitch as Dragon’s Heart moved into standby.
After Dragon’s Heart Hospital, Masons Moving Group was then part of the project to establish the Lakeside Wing at The University Hospital of Wales. The Lakeside Wing has opened in two phases, with phase one being completed back in December 2020 in time to accept its first patients. As part of the first phase, Masons arranged the storage and moved 200 beds and equipment. The team then moved an additional 200 beds between January and February this year, completing phase two. The project included 60 vehicles and 15 men each day.
In charge of NHS projects at Masons Moving Group is Operations Director, Richard Mason. “Everyone here at Masons Moving Group are incredibly proud to support our National Health Service and our local community in such an integral way,” he sad. “We are a family business with over 115 years working in the Vale and across South Wales. Our local community is incredibly important to us and we’re delighted to be able to support with the COVID-19 response.”
Masons has also provided support to get vaccination centres ready, including moving chairs, tables, desks and PPE to ensure that the Vale of Glamorgan is able to offer vaccinations and keep up with the rapid rollout process.
Photo: Masons deliver to Dragon’s Heart Hospital.