Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust,
St Helier Hospital, C2 Ward

Type: Fit-out
Duration: 26 Weeks
Value: £2.6m

St Helier Hospital, C2 Ward

Fit out of an existing ward into an High Dependency / Intensive Care Unit, including a new external electrical enclosure for the IPS/UPS system and new plant on the roof with steel support system.

Completed five weeks ahead of schedule

The importance of the fulfilment of St. Helier Intensive Care Unit increased in the most dramatic of circumstances as the Covid-19 outbreak took hold right in the middle of fulfilment work. The ITC delivery team responded by doubling their efforts, working effectively together, and undertaking extended weekend and night-time working. As a result, we were delighted to be able to hand-over the project five weeks ahead of schedule, much to the appreciation of the NHS and the community that would benefit from the new facilities.

From a technical perspective the project encompassed fit out of an existing ward and involved addressing various complex requirements. Transformation into an intensive care unit included delivery of a new external electrical enclosure for the IPS/UPS system and new plant on the roof with steel support system. Additionally, new medical gases, domestic water services, heating, air-conditioning and small power lighting to the ward were all installed. New UPS and IPS support electrical services were provided for the patient bed medical life support pendants. Two new Air Handling Units were installed on the roof, arranged in a run and standby manner such that the ICU and Isolation Suites are maintained with the correct ventilation pressure regimes to avoid compromising patients and nursing staff welfare.

State of the art ward

The extensive efforts and commitment of the ITC team means the hospital now has a state of the art ward, consisting of a high quality, colourful, open and fresh working space, with early completion enabling much needed facilities for the NHS at a time of great need..

We are delighted with our new intensive care unit; it is fantastically designed and executed despite being within the confines of a challenging 1930’s building. The Trust is very grateful that ITC pulled out all the stops, working double shifts and 7 days a week, to complete the unit ahead of schedule in the depths of the pandemic.

Tim Wilkins | Associate Director of Estates Transformation & Associate Programme Director for New Hospital Infrastructure | Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Project Director: Tony Corbett

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