Increased Surgical Capacity with Theatre and Ward complex

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Project Highlights

  • All incumbent 10 year Managed Services Agreement, including the Enabling works and equipment as well as the modular build meaning the trust did not require any capital funds to finance the project
  • Quickest method of construction from order to handover, built in only 17 weeks before delivery in a single weekend
  • A drastic reduction in site construction, leading to fewer deliveries, reduced noise, less pollution and increased site safety
  • Increased product quality, due to construction and testing in factory conditions and enhanced quality control

In December 2019, ModuleCo Healthcare successfully handed over a new state-of-the-art two-storey modular theatre and ward complex at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

Phase one of this project, consists of two orthopaedic operating theatre suites with a six-bed recovery suite and a 12-bed inpatient ward, including two young adult rooms.

The second phase, due for completion later in 2020, will add a further two theatres and an additional 11 beds.

Once fully completed, an extra 2,500 patients will be treated every year and the facility will create in the region of 130 new jobs.

The project has been delivered by ModuleCo Healthcare (MCH) in conjunction with its sister modular building company, ModuleCo.

MCH secured a managed services agreement with the Trust which agreed to a long-term commitment of an initial 10 years with the rental inclusive of the facility, enabling works and equipment for the theatres and wards.

Alan Wilson, Managing Director of MCH, said: “We are delighted to have successfully delivered the first phase of this prestigious project.

“An ever-growing number of hospital trusts are choosing to increase their capacity by going modular. The appeal centres on the quality of product, the speed of delivery and the minimal disruption to site.

“We deliver the modules in a single weekend and within 8-12 weeks they are fully operational.”

Jo Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, said: “The completion of the first phase of our new modular building is transformational both in terms of the significant increase in patients we can treat and the boost to the local economy through the creation of around 130 new jobs.”

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe, performing around 3,000 hip and knee replacements each year. The hospital ranks among the highest in the NHS for patient experience with a 96% recommendation rating from patients.