Peasley Cross Hospital

Project details

St Helens

Hospital ward refurbishment

8 weeks

BPG Scope of Works:

  • Conversion of existing bathrooms into shower rooms with integrated shower trays to form wet rooms
  • New stainless steel kitchens
  • Remodelling of assisted bathrooms to form disabled access toilets
  • Refurbishment of offices
  • HVAC alterations

"The project was delivered on time despite having to isolate the area because of infection control. Building Projects Group adjusted their programme to ensure the project was completed to schedule. The standard of workmanship was finished to a very high standard."

Andy Morris

Deputy Head of Estates, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust.

The challenge

Stewart Assessment Ward is a mixed-sex assessment unit for older people with dementia and similar illnesses, based in Peasley Cross Hospital, St Helens. The ward was in need of refurbishment, in particular bathrooms and kitchens that were no longer fit for purpose. But this needed to happen in a live ward, without disturbing patients and staff.

The solution

This project required a very specific and detailed construction plan. Working with healthcare staff, we ensured no one was inconvenienced. A top priority for the hospital was that we follow strict infection control requirements. As always, we were prepared for this; we adhered to our own high-care environment control charter, along with the specific restrictions of the hospital. This included installing temporary partitions made from flame-retardant Antinox sheets, and double-zip doors to segregate the building works from the functioning areas of the ward.

The benefits

Despite the incredibly tight schedule and very exacting standards, the project was finished on time and within budget. Building Projects Group was applauded for how the works were implemented.

Of particular note was how we successfully prevented any contamination and disruption to patients and staff. The works were also safely conducted around an isolated area during an outbreak of the Norovirus bug, and the hospital was thankful for how we adapted our approach. The Stewart Assessment Ward was successfully refurbished to a high standard with minimum disruption to patients and staff.