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‘Landmark’ CCU completed at Oxford’s John Radcliffe

A new 48-bedded Critical Care building at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, and built by Modern Methods of Construction specialist, MTX, for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been completed in just 15 months – from initial design to handover.

A new 48-bedded Critical Care building at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, and built by MTX, for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), has recently been handed over. An extremely rapid design and planning process, the ‘hybrid’ MMC construction method, excellent collaboration, and 14-hour site working, seven days a week, saw it take just 15 months to get the project from initial design to handover. HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, who visited the site, reports.

The new Critical Care Unit Unit, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care to the tune of £24 m, has been built both as part of a regional approach for managing critical care demand and activity through the COVID-19 pandemic – supporting and alleviating future seasonal pressures, and to provide a ‘super surge centre’ in the event of future pandemic needs. The impressive structure - at five storeys, b

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