Sectors & Projects - Health

Burns and Surgical Assessment Units, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Burns unit ReceptionBurns and Surgical Assessment room

As part of four schemes completed for the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Henry Boot Construction were contracted to create and refurbish a new state of the art Burns Unit and a new Surgical Assessment Unit for emergency surgical patients in the Huntsman Building at the Northern General Hospital. The project had a combined value of £1.45 million.

Transferring the existing High Dependency Unit from the Huntsman Building created space for the construction of the new Burns Unit, including outpatient services and a six bed inpatient facility. On completion, the existing Burns Unit was refurbished to form a new Surgical Assessment Unit and a 29 bed ward, with provisions for 35 beds in periods of peak demand.

Both development phases required major mechanical and electrical service upgrades. This work required the isolation and diversion of resources, whilst ensuring key services were maintained for existing wards. Henry Boot installed major service requirements, including two suites of medical gas services to all bed spaces, five differential air pressure zones and radioactive waste pipes.

By completing flexible out of hours work, Henry Boot was able to save four weeks of time on the programme, whilst also incorporating additional design changes. Use of 3D modelling and clash detection also helped to overcome any potential issues with live wards.

“Your team has always been cooperative when requested to fit in with work during the Trust’s commissioning time. The members of your team with whom I come in contact at site meetings are always professional, obliging, pleasant, knowledgeable and respectful. Your team is very good to work with and I shall be pleased to work with you in the future.”

Stella Stacey, Commissioning Manager
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust