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This was a fast track project to remodel and upgrade the existing delivery facilities on the 3rd Floor of the Maternity Department at Lewisham Hospital.
The scope comprised internal reconfiguration to provide a 3 bed Close Observation Room, Assessment Room with associated ensuite WC, new Delivery Room, Staff Base, Point of Care Test Area, IV Fluids Area, Reception Area with adjacent Doctor's Work Stations, Equipment Store, CSSD Supplies Store, Consultant Office and Rest Room.
3 no. existing Delivery Rooms and associated ensuite shower facilities, including 2 no. Home from Home Rooms were completely refurbished. The Home from Home Rooms include either a permanently installed birthpool or provision for a temporary inflatable birthpool. The new Reception Area is located to provide good visual interaction with the unit entrance and an improved initial experience for patients and visitors. The Reception Area and Doctor's Work Stations combine to form an efficient, strategically positioned administrative resource for staff. All new installations were designed to comply with current HBN and HTM standards.
The driving concept of the design was to provide patients with a sympathetic and reassuring environment with enhanced levels of comfort, care, privacy and dignity while providing staff with an efficient, compliant and well equipped facility. Layout, equipment, finishes and colours were discussed in detail with the users and carefully selected to fulfil these aspirations.
The Delivery Unit remained fully operational throughout the works. The works were completed in a total of three phases, designed to enable the continued functioning of the department.