Addenbrookes Hospital, Transplant Ward
The Cambridge Transplant Centre undertakes over 100 multi-organ donor procurement operations, and is one of only two centres that undertake adult intestinal transplantation in the UK.
Bower Fuller secured the project to refurbish and reconfigure the existing Gastroenterology ward (G5) and Transplant HDU ward (F5) to suit the requirements of the new Transplant Centre. The work was on level 5 of the main hospital block and involved the removal of much of the existing mechanical and electrical services and the installation of the new specialist services specific to the needs of the transplant patients.
As the project had to be undertaken within in a “live” hospital environment, a sympathetic approach to the installation was deployed in close coordination with our Client and the hospital authorities. Our works were carefully managed to minimise any inconvenience to the hospital staff, patients and visitors.
The fast track nature of the project meant that the design was developed in tandem with the installation phase. The tight timescales prevented any pre-construction surveys, hence we worked closely with WSP to develop the most economic and practical installation routes.
The works were high specification, and included ventilation, hot and cold services, medical gases, nurse call, fire alarm, IPS outlets, lighting and power.