Hinchingbrooke Hospital provides a range of healthcare services for Huntingdonshire and the surrounding area. We’ve been working closely with this Health Care NHS Trust for a number of years now.
MARS and MAU Department
Our final brief was to carry out a full refurbishment of the two top floors of the MARS building, which had previously been earmarked for demolition. At the same time the MAU would be partially re-modelled to improve privacy and dignity for patients. The new wards allow room for a stroke and rehabilitation ward as well as a ward dedicated to caring for patients with diabetes and endocrine problems.
Emergency Care Centre
The plan for a new emergency care centre brought together the existing A&E services and the GP out-of-hours service to provide a single point of treatment.
The first phase involved refurbishing the existing rehab department to provide a temporary home to A&E, which was followed by the construction of a new link corridor between A&E and the main hospital, and then changing the road layout in front of the hospital for faster ambulance access. Once these phases were complete, we extended the hospital frontage for additional space and refurbished the existing A&E.
Physio/Histology/MLBU/ MDAU Departments
We created a new Maternity Day Assessment Unit (MDAU) facility; an outpatient assessment area where pregnant women can be examined, advised and treated by midwives. The existing maternity ward needed remodelling and refurbishing to create a new state-of-theart Midwife-Led Birthing Unit (MLBU). We installed a new reception and waiting area, kitchenette, two birthing rooms and a two-bed rest area.
We carried out a rolling programme of ward refurbishments in response to the Trust’s aim to reduce the incidence of cross-infection. As well as realigning walls and building new en suites, we carried out a full service replacement.
“HAVING WORKED ACROSS A NUMBER OF AREAS WITHIN THE HOSPITAL CAMPUS, WE ARE ACUTELY AWARE OF THE NEED TO MANAGE THE I&R PROCESS WITH CARE, ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND A REAL UNDERSTANDING OF PATIENT NEEDS.”