A new state-of-the-art integrated critical care unit constructed by Premier Modular Limited made The Royal Sunderland one of the first hospitals in the country to recognise and utilise a new initiative being implemented by the NHS Foundation Trusts across the UK. The unit segregates theatre staff and nursing staff to eliminate the chances of infection spreading between the two departments.
The new 138-bed ward extension also increased The Royal Sunderland Hospital’s patient capacity from 970 to 1108, providing much needed additional care facilities for the busy hospital. The total project comprises three, 40-bed modular wards, an 18-bed modular integrated critical care unit (ICCU) plus new offices and storage facilities. A high level link corridor had to be created to join the new wards to the existing buildings. The accommodation has an internal floor area of 8,400m² and is arranged over 6-storeys
Premier were chosen for their experienced and highly skilled design and technical teams due to the complex design and fit out of the new hospital wards and facilities. The delivery of this project built on Premier’s previous success within this sector.