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Harefield Hospital, Thoracic Theatres and Recovery Unit

Project Details

£2m to £2.99M

New Build


Floyd Slaski LLP

39-43 Putney High Street , London , SW15 1SP , United Kingdom

Following the provision of cardiac transplant theatres and a series of feasibility studies Floyd Slaski were commissioned to design new thoracic theatres to complete the new surgical department at Harefield Hospital. We met with users, surgeons, clinicians and suppliers in a series of design team meetings. The scheme was not just looking at providing simple internal alterations, but we had to consider the effect on support services of an increased patient throughput. This meant examining ways of increasing recovery facilities, clinical storage, staff rest areas, waste disposal and both clean and dirty utilities. This project was in three phases. Phase 1: we constructed recovery area (5 beds with service pendants and potential for 6 beds) and isolation room together with clean and dirty utility, kitchen, staff room, cleaner's room, bin stores, on-call room and main corridor breaking through into theatre corridor and existing ITU. Phase 2: We stripped out old staff room and constructed new clinical store. Phase 3: stripped out old cardiac theatres and installed new thoracic theatres. Running through each of these phases was the provision of services. This included major alterations to the existing roof top plant room. All works were undertaken with the existing adjacent theatres managing a full workload. The new build ITU, Theatre and staff room were completed in July 2010 with operations commencing on 23 August 2010.