From the importance of landscape to the detail of interiors, our sleeping, waking, home and working life should be predicated on avoiding stress, unhappiness, illness and pain.
This is of course even more pertinent in the Healthcare Sector and the design of our healing environments provide the spaces needed to minimise length of stay, speed recovery, improve wellness and reduce the need for re-admission.
Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
This major hospital redevelopment project has been organised over a number of carefully considered phases to minimize disruption to the existing operational hospital.
The first phase of construction was completed in December 2008, and the second phase in March 2010. Work is currently ongoing in terms of enabling works contracts and the £60m North Block extension.
Mid Argyll Community Hospital
This building has provided replacement services within an integrated facility which maximises the potential of interdisciplinary working and associated efficiencies in terms of communication, time and cost and therefore, benefit to patients.
This model delivers all the advantages of having staff working under the same roof, promoting an understanding of each other’s roles and activities facilitating easier referrals and staff interaction.
The New Victoria Hospital
The New Victoria Hospital treats approximately 400,000 patients annually by offering integrated diagnostic and treatment services including outpatient clinics, day surgery, rehabilitation and specialised emergency services. This thereby introduced an ambulatory model of one stop care in South Glasgow.
The building comprises nearly 27,000sqm on 3 floors and provides a state of the art emergency treatment centre, incorporating facilities for the streaming of emergency admissions in term of major assessment and urgent treatment for adults with segregation from children’s emergency. The departments are collocated with comprehensive diagnostic imaging facilities and a suite of operating theatres.
Western General Renal Unit
The project involves the construction of a new two storey building located in the South-East corner of the WGH. The new unit will:
- provide a modern, fully-compliant 12 station dialysis unit
- Accommodate 2 x 4 station treatment bays and 2 isolation rooms
- have designated dialysis patient car-parking spaces immediately adjacent to the unit
- have its own dedicated entrance