• Sectors: Health

North Midlands NHS Trust

United Kingdom - University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust sits across two sites, Royal Stoke University Hospital located in Stoke-on-Trent, and County Hospital, located in Stafford. The Trust’s hospitals have more than 1,400 inpatient beds and provide a full range of general acute services for 900,000 people per year who live in and around Staffordshire and beyond. The Trust also provides specialised trauma services for three million people in the wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.

900,000

people benefitting from new facilities

20

individual projects completed
North Midlands NHS Trust

Arcadis was appointed by University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust to support its acquisition of Stafford Hospital from the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The programme of work covered delivery of over 20 individual projects ranging in value from £500k to £15m.

Projects included nine general ward refurbishments over the two main hospital sites; the installation of a modular build facility containing a critical care unit, beds and theatre accommodation; space for four new MRI’s; the conversion of a partly demolished ward block into new offices, and the refurbishment of the existing renal unit, pathology unit, chemotherapy unit and a live A&E department.  

All works involved provision of decant wards, temporary kitchens, correction of backlog issues such as defective air handling unit’s, window replacements, missing fire compartmentation and legionella issues. Fire-works were also required to meet statutory compliance. 

Sequencing was critical in that to create sufficient vacant space in Stafford, new ward space had to be created in Stoke. The first step in this process was to upgrade and bring old unfit ward templates that were being used as office space back into use. This was achieved by saving the remains of a four-story ward which had been due for demolition as part of the PFI scheme, allowing the transfer of clinical staff from the main hospital into adjacent office buildings and non-clinical staff to move into the refurbished, more remote office building. 

As the project progressed, Arcadis provided additional support services to the Trust via various existing frameworks, particularly health planning, business case development, additional project management, commissioning and, risk management to help support delivery of the programme.      

Arcadis completed the projects within the three-year period and on budget, with the overall works rectifying most of the backlog issues in the two hospitals without significant disruption to live departments.

Outcomes

900,000

people benefitting from new facilities

20

individual projects completed

1,400

inpatient beds unaffected by works

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