Rotherham Hospital’s existing A&E department was to remain in operation while the new centre was constructed, requiring an alternative entrance to be created for pedestrians into the existing A&E department alongside the formation of a new ambulance drop-off point and a new ambulance corridor to Resuscitation.
As the project was live, careful phasing was needed to prevent disruption to the hospital’s day-to-day activities, beginning with the A&E entrance, car park and ambulance drop-off, before moving onto the new A&E department, works to the Resuscitation area, and refurbishment of the Majors department.
Offsite manufacturing of the roof-mounted plant rooms was used to reduce site work while improving the programme and standardising quality. This helped to achieve an early completion due to effective strategic planning and phasing of the works.
Disruption to the hospital’s daily activity was minimal; a noise charter was put in place and was closely monitored for compliance, with negative air pressure controls used in demolition and construction areas adjacent to live clinical environments.
The Kier team developed an excellent collaborative working relationship with Rotherham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. John Cartwright, Director of Estates and Facilities, praised the team for their close working with Trust staff; this had supported the Trust through two stoppages and a major revision to the scheme while still completing the project in the original contract period.
The new was centre completed early due to strategic planning and phasing of the works. Rotherham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were extremely happy with the completed project, and commented on the high quality of the building, with praise for the team’s programme and budget management, and for thoroughly understanding and representing the needs of the Trust.
The improvements to the unit allow the hospital to cope better with increased demand, allowing patients to be triaged more quickly and then directed to the relevant departments, or the nearby clinic if the hospital is not required.
Throughout the duration of the project, Kier also supported charity and community initiatives. For example, the site team donated timber planters to the hospital, so that patients could reach the planters from wheelchairs or without needing to bend down. An MDF fireplace was also created for dementia patients, making the hospital more welcoming.
The Centre won the ‘Best Partnership with a Local Authority’ award at the Building Excellence Awards 2017.
" Overall, everyone can be proud of this new facility. Working in such a partnership manner has ensured that a quality facility has been provided on time and within budget, which has been underpinned by Kier’s performance and that of its subcontractors and suppliers. "Director of Estates and Facilities Rotherham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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