We successfully completed the refurbishment of Theatre 6 at Inverclyde Royal Hospital. The hospital has six theatres on the 11th floor, all of which need refurbishment to bring them in line with current SHTM and TR19 ventilation regulations.
The contract was accessed from the rear passenger lift directly into the dirty corridor. Once we took possession and carried out a full survey of all services, together with the Estates department, we planned and executed a systematic service removal / enabling works programme ensuring all services to the neighbouring live theatres were uninterrupted. Following the erection of a suitable Hai Scribe barrier to segregate our works from the live environment, we completed all down taking and commenced construction.
Initially planned for a 14-week duration, the project lasted around 20 weeks as additional works were instructed. The result is a fully transformed, compliant validated operating theatre, which is backed up with a brand new cold water main, new medical gas ring main (brought up from the 5th floor), new IPS/UPS and refurbishment of the AHU for Theatre 5 and Theatre 6, refurbishment to plenums and roof terminals.
The new 50 sq m state-of-the-art UCV theatre has new electrical services, backed up with three hours autonomy through new IPS/UPS, operating lights, medical grade monitors, Bender theatre control panel, Draeger articulated pendants, Getinge operating lights and electromagnetic door controls. The fully refurbished space and layout, which improves the patient journey route, has new flooring, full height wall protection, FFE, CWHBs and audio/visual controls to enable the surgeon to teach/ communicate with support staff.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde