Review of 3 recent refurbishment projects:
– Beech Ward /Older Adults Mixed Functional Ward – 16 Bed Ward which was previously a Maternity Ward handed over to the Trust in 2012 and refurbished to current standard.
Design Focus was to improved Staff and Service User Welfare – present design development and what was achieved in final design – challenges – opening up spaces in Victorian Buildings, Asbestos, Drainage. Limited on what you can achieve. Ways to achieve what you want however through Interior Design.
– Graces Place/ Young Adults 16-24 LD/Autism Inpatient Service – 5 Bed Inpatient Facility previously a Children’s Hospice handed over to the Trust in 2020 was newly refurbished end of life children’s hospice environment. Design Focus was to create robust and safe environment while still creating and Autism Friendly Environment. Followed Design Principles provided by the Service Team and present how we achieved them. Challenges – this is a new service to the Trust – lack of standardised design guidance to how to achieve the right setting for safety while still providing autism friend design – i.e. ligature, barricade, security. – don’t want it to feel like an inpatient ward, but still keeping it safe.
– Norbury Ward/ Female Mental Health Acute Inpatient Ward – 23 bed ward inherited from Acute Hospital Trust – present design wish list and how it was achieved in final design along with other design issues that arose during the design stage i.e. maintaining H&S of ward within new design/ wish list. Lack of space.
– Hope Ward/ Childrens 13-18 Mental health Inpatient Ward – 12 bed ward inherited from Acute Hospital Grid Corridor Ceiling – H&S Risk, cannot be refurbished to MF Ceiling while ward open. Further upgrades while ward was closed – challenges refurbishing in live environment.