Royal Derby Hospital Temporary Ward Accommodation
Bowman Riley designed a modular single storey adult in-patient ward on the ground floor of the Royal Derby Hospital including a single height link corridor to the Coronary Care building.
The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust had a bed deficit of over 100 acute beds and a significant number of health economy wide challenges. The impact of this is that performance and flow across the hospital is negatively affected by the number of patients who remain in hospital but are medically fit for discharge and should be receiving continuing care outside of a hospital environment.
This new temporary ward block housed 28 acute beds for a period of nine months from completion to provide much needed additional bed capacity whilst an integrated care system is developed. The additional 28 beds supported the Trust in mitigating the challenges associated with the bed deficit and ensure the Trust was able to better respond to winter pressures.
The modular building was delivered to site in multiple sections. Upon arrival on site, the building was 50% complete. Post-installation, the building was ready for occupation within nine weeks. Before the modules arrived on site, the car park was closed three days before temporary ground works took place for 12 days. Ground works were minimal to reduce the disruption to the car park with the modules sat on pad foundations rather than traditional strip foundations.
The modular build approach was designed to reduce both time and disruption on site, more specifically disruption to operations at the Royal Derby Hospital. The unit will be designed in such a way that the rear 15, five-bed ward bays were installed on site first with the remaining 15 bays following three weeks later.