The works involved careful planning in all aspects and stages of the project requiring continual liaison with the clients representative to ensure all works coordinated in the best possible way.
Due to the complexity of the works the project was carried out on a phased bases. The project was carried out within a live sensitive and acute environment in which existing operations of the unit were maintained and protected during the works.
Key elements requiring detailed planning included existing wards within the live hospice environment and all service tie-ins and alterations that were required throughout the project. Careful consideration was given to the planning, management and control of noise, vibration and dust given the extremely sensitive nature of the surrounding environment throughout the project involving detailed planning and use of precise method statements. All method statements were issued well in advance of planned works to ensure client approval and time for any control or contingency measures to be put in place prior to the elements of work proceeding.
The unit includes single and multiple bedrooms, isolation rooms, treatment rooms and all associated staff and ancillary areas.
The new “state of the art “Palliative Care unit was finished to the highest standards and without impacting on the surrounding services and to full client satisfaction.