ModuleCo Healthcare completed an "ultra fast-track" 56-bed ward facility for an NHS Foundation Trust in the North East procured through the Government Procurement Services framework.
The Trust team embarked on an ambitious scheme in July of 2008, to provide large ward facilities to be up and running before Christmas, ready to cope with the winter influx of patients.
After a month long competition exercise involving two of the Government Procurement Services suppliers, it was ModuleCo Healthcare who could commit to the tight programme deadline. An order was placed by the Trust for the 2,071m2, 2-storey ward facility on 14th August.
The large ward facilities included a mixture of single en-suite and 4-bedded modular wards and included the associated ancillary and support areas.
The design of the ward determined a module size of 3.8m wide by 17.0m long, which were the largest built by ModuleCo Healthcare to date. Whilst the units were being built and fitted out in the factory, the enabling contractor completed the groundwork's and built the steel podium required to position the ward at 1st and 2nd floor levels.
The units were delivered and installed over a week in early November and the remaining 7 weeks in the programme used to complete the installation on site.
The facility was successfully handed over to the client on 22nd December, on time and on budget after a construction programme of just 18-weeks.
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The project was completed to a very tight timescale... the team demonstrated commitment and flexibility, enabling the project to be completed with the least amount of disruption to the existing facility.
ModuleCo Healthcare's effective communication, total project commitment and absolute resolve to team working, ensured a landmark facility for Bradford and the wider industry.
ModuleCo Healthcare's 'can-do' attitude to problem solving on and off site was instrumental in delivering the product to the client who in turn were vociferous in their praise for the completed project.
I was astonished at how quickly the modules were put in place. Throughout this entire phase ModuleCo Healthcares staff kept me fully updated with progress.. I have no hesitation in complimenting ModuleCo Healthcare on a job well done.
The build quality of the theatres rivals anything that we have got currently and we are amazed that such fantastic facilities can arrive on the back of a stream of lories!
The timescales for this project were very tight ... Not only did ModuleCo Healthcare meet the required timescales they also demonstrated a commitment and flexibility that meant that the project progressed smoothly throughout.
Astonishingly one ward and an ultra clean operating theatre were made available within 16 weeks and have now enabled a significant reductions in the waiting list for replacement hips and knees in the North West of England.