NG Bailey has been appointed to deliver a £5.3m installation of new mechanical and electrical (M&E) services for a new Urgent and Emergency Care Department for Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
It is the eighth project the independent engineering and services business has delivered for the Trust in partnership with Integrated Healthcare Projects (IHP – a joint-venture between Vinci Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine) on the ProCure 21+ healthcare framework. The ‘collaborative partnership’ at Chesterfield Royal Hospital started in 2013 with a major operating theatre refurbishment programme, while other schemes delivered at the site to date include a new Endoscopy and Medical Records departments, an extension to the Emergency Department, and a new MRI suite.
A team of NG Bailey engineers, including apprentices, will be on site from this month (May) to deliver the new two-storey development, which includes an Urgent Treatment Centre for minor injuries, and defined areas for paediatric care, major injuries, and medical emergencies. The high-voltage infrastructure diversion works have already been delivered by Freedom, NG Bailey’s power engineering specialists.
Modern Methods of Construction will be widely used, with many of the service installations – including heavy duty service modules, plant room skids, and plant room frames –manufactured at the company’s specialist offsite manufacturing facility. By using offsite construction techniques, NG Bailey is able to speed up the manufacture and installation of equipment and reduce the impact of the works on the wider hospital estate.
The new Urgent and Emergency Care Department will also incorporate a range of energy-saving measures, including high-efficiency heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, presence-controlled LED lighting systems, and high-efficiency heat recovery systems.
The project also includes building a new paediatric assessment unit (PAU) alongside the Royal’s Nightingale Children’s Unit, with these works having to be carefully phased to maintain clinical services operational throughout.
Chris Tann, the Trust’s head of Estates and Capital, said: “Here at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT, we are very proud of the work being delivered for our Urgent Emergency Care Department. The difference this will make to our colleagues and patients will see improvements in care and services for decades to come. It really is a moment in the Trust’s history. We are confident that the NG Bailey team will continue to work with us to consistently deliver high standards, working safely and considerately, and would like to thank them for their consideration and support.”