Covid Ward at Newcastle RVI Completed

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Covid Ward at Newcastle RVI Completed

A complete refurbishment of Ward 49 at the Royal Victoria Hospital has created a fantastic new facility for Intensive Care.

Our team undertook a complete redesign of a standard medical ward in the hospital's Leazes Wing to create a safe environment for the care of 'wave 2' Covid patients. The new ward has 17 beds in total (4no 1-bed bays; 2no 3 bed and 1no 7-bed) with air locks for isolation and increased safety. High dependency rooms include renal capability and state of the art Drager medical pendants, equipping staff with the best technology to provide the highest levels of care where it's needed.

Although designated for Covid patients during the current pandemic, the new ward is also designed with a long-term view for isolated care use.

Given the complexity and quality of this major refurbishment, the scheme was successfully delivered in a very rapid time frame with a build programme of just 12 weeks, and all on a live acute site. P+HS Architects worked closely with contractor Tolent, M&E contractor Geoffrey Robinson and the estates and clinical teams from Newcastle Hospitals to achieve this fantastic result.

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